Jaafar Basma, PGY6


University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Residency, Department of Neurosurgery

St. Jospeph University, Beirut

  • Doctor of Medicine

Lebanese University

  • B.A. Philosophy


Awards & Honors

  • Ranked among first 10% in Medical School, Saint Joseph University
  • Dean’s Honor List, Saint Joseph University – Faculty of Medicine
  • Ranked third in Lebanon after the Lebanese baccalaureate national examination, Life Sciences Division


Professional Experience

  • Research fellow and laboratory assistant at the micro-neurosurgery laboratory of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Surgery Internship. Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital – Beirut
  • Certificate of Biochemistry. Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University
  • Certificate of Human Genetics. Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University
  • Volunteer in the benevolent medical activities organized by the Saint Joseph University in the village of Qana – Lebanon


Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Faculty of Medicine student cabinet, cultural and political committees


Publications & Presentations

Basma J, Latini F, Ryttlefors M, Abuelem T, Krisht A. Minimizing collateral brain injury using a protective layer of fibrin glue: technical note. World Neurosurg. 2015.

Basma J, Ryttlefors M, Latini F, Pravdenkova S, Krisht A. Mobilization of the transcavernous oculomotor nerve during basilar aneurysm surgery: Biomechanical basis for better outcome Neurosurgery. 2014 Mar;10 Suppl 1:106-14

Latini F, Basma J, Ryttlefors M, Krisht A. Epidural approach for the microsurgical treatment of complex dural arterio-venous fistulas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Jan;156(1):93-5.

Ryttlefors M, Latini F, Basma J, Krisht AF. Intraoperative intratumoral embolization of a complex recurrent hemangiopericytoma: technical report and review of the literature. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2015.

Sebaaly A, Basma J, Raffoul L, Okais N, Rizk T, Samaha E, Moussa R. Prosepective study of microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation: evolution of pain, quality of life and satisfaction of Lebanese patients at short and long term follow-up. J Med Liban. 2014.

Saad H, Basma J, Daabak KM, Aboud ET, Krish. Using the cavernous carotid for proximal control: a novel approach to temporary clipping (Digital poster presentation at the 2016 CNS meeting)

Basma J, Shafizadeh S, Moore N, Krisht A. Skull base approaches to the brainstem: quantitative and comparative three-dimensional reconstruction of operative views to cranial nerve origins (Digital poster presentation at the 2013 CNS meeting)

Neira R, Pena R, Basma J, Shafizadeh S, Pravdenkova S, Krisht A. Results of Modern Microsurgical Treatment of Anterior Choroidal Aneurysms Centered on Pathological Anatomy and Neck Remodeling (Digital poster presentation at the 2013 CNS meeting) Abstract Oral Presentation

Basma J, Sorenson JM, Michael LM, Robertson JH. A Novel Anatomical Systematization of the Jugular Foramen and the Infratemporal Fossa: Triangles of the Lateral External Skull Base. (Tennessee Neurosurgical Society Meeting, July 2016, Nashville, Tennessee).

Basma J, Krisht A. Mobilization of the Transcavernous Oculomotor Nerve: Advantages for Wider Exposure and Better Outcome. (Eighth International Congress on Meningiomas and the Cerebral Venous System and the Third International Symposium on the Cavernous Sinus, Little Rock, Arkansas – Nov 2012)

Basma J, Latini F, Ryttlefors M, Krisht AF. Biomechanical Bases to the Mobilization of the Transcavernous Oculomotor Nerve During Basilar Aneurysm Surgery. (European Skull Base Society Congress, 26 - 28 June 2014, Paris , France)

Epidural Skull Base Approach for Aggressive Dural ArterioVenous Fistulas (DAVF). (European Skull Base Society Congress, 26 - 28 June 2014, Paris , France).

Aboud ET, Aboud T, Basma J, Saad H, Wei Hsun Y, Aboud G, Krisht AF. Pseudo aneurysm surgery simulation using the live cadaver model. In Textbook of Simulation in Healthcare: Neurosurgery.