Jamie L. Baisden, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Jamie L. Baisden, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

MCW Neurosurgery


Dr. Baisden specializes in complex spinal surgery. She has also completed training in spinal cord injury and tries to integrate the pre and post-operative care to maximize recovery.

From Dr. Baisden

“I strive to provide personalized Spinal Care focused on Evidence Based Medicine. Trying to find the right treatment (surgical or nonsurgical) to optimize patient outcomes is my ambition. Participation in guideline development within the North American Spine Society has enabled me with a strong sense of the science behind medical care. I hope I can help educate my patients and their families to the options of care and when appropriate deliver the surgical treatments to restore their lifestyles. My practice-guiding values are Honesty, Knowledge, Ethics, and Compassion.”

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – West Virginia University School of Medicine – Morgantown (1987)
  • Masters in Medical Management Program, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2001 – 2003)
  • Internship – General Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (1987 – 1988)
  • Neurosurgery Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (1988 – 1990)
  • Neurosurgery Residency, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (1990 – 1991)
  • Neurosurgery Residency, George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC (1991 – 1992)
  • Neurosurgery Residency, University of Massachusetts, School of Medicine, Worcester, MA (1992 – 1994)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI (1994 – 1996)
  • Neurosurgery-Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (1994 – 1996)

Awards & Honors

  • 1978 – 1979 – Honors Convocation, University of South Florida
  • 1981 – Mortar Board, Vice President
  • 1981 – Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 1981 – Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • 1982 – Outstanding Senior Award, American Institute of Chemists
  • 2002 – American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • 2005 – Selected as one of “America’s Top Physicians” listed in “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”
  • 2007 – Selected as one of “Best Doctors in America”

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based clinical guidelines for spine surgery and experimental models of spine surgical techniques.


Video Introduction


  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
  • Spine Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
  • Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia
  • Disc Herniations
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis and Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Tumors, Fractures, and Infections


  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • Froedtert Hospital Neurosciences Center
  • SpineCare – Tosa Center, Wauwatosa