• Tuesday 22 May 2018
  • 01:25 PM

 Saleh Salem Baeesa

 Professor of Neurosurgery. Head Section of Neurosurgery. Program director at KAUH. Chairman, Exam committee of SCFHS, Neurosurgery speciality.

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Work Instituation:

 Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University







​1988 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB,ChB), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
1997 Certification in Neurosurgery, Fellowship of the royal college of surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
1998 American Board of Neurological Surgery (BE)
2002 Saudi Counsel for Health Specialties License (02-R-M-4054)
2011 Professional accreditation certificate of Neurosurgery by the Saudi Counsel for Health Specialties
2013 European Spine Diploma

Research Area of Interest


​Clinical Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Spine, Brain tumors



Baeesa SS, Higgins MJ, and Ventureyra EC: Dorsal Brain Stem Lipomas. Neurosurgery, 1996; 38 (5): 1031-1035.

Tekkok IH, Baeesa SS, Higgins MJ, Ventureyra EC: Abscedation of Posterior Fossa Dermoid Cysts. Child’s Nerv Syst, 1996; 12 (6): 318-322.

Baeesa SS, Dang T, Keene DL, Ventureyra ECG: Intractable Temporal Lobe Seizures and Intracranial Aneurysms: Unusual association in an adolescent; is it a coincidence? Ped Neurosurg, 1998; 28 (4): 198-203.
Benoit BG, Baeesa SS: Percutaneous Balloon Compression of the Gasserian Ganglion for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Pan Arab J Neurosurg, 1999; 3 (1): 23-29.

Baeesa SS, Benoit BG: Solitary Metastasis of breast Carcinoma in the Optic chiasm. Br J Neurosurg 1999; 13 (3): 319-321.

Mackay CI, Baeesa SS, and Ventureyra ECG: Epidermoid cysts of the pineal region. Child’s Nerv Syst, 1999; 15(4): 170-178.

Mantle R, Lach B, Delgado M, Baeesa SS, Belanger G: Predicting the probability of meningioma recurrence based on the quantity of peritumoral brain edema on computerized tomography scanning. J Neurosurg, 1999; 91(3): 375-383.

Jan MMS, Baeesa SS, Shivji Z: Topiramate for the treatment of infants with early myoclonic encephalopathy. Neurosciences, 2003; 8(2):110-112.

Ben Amor S, Baeesa SS, Alsaid Y: Multicentric pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Pan Arab J Neurosurg 2003; 7 (2): 65-69.

Shivji ZM, Streletz LJ, Baeesa SS, Girvin JP: Electrophysiological investigations in the locked-in syndrome, a case report. Am J END Technol, 2003; 43: 60-69.

Najjar MW, Baeesa SS, Lingawi SS: Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation, a new theory of pathogenesis. Surg Neurol, 2004; 62: 161-171.

Ben Amor S, Siddiqui K, Baeesa SS: Primary Midbrain Germinoma. Br J Neurosurg 2004; 18 (3): 310-313.

Lingawi SS, Baeesa SS, Algahtani HA: Brain versus orbital MRI in evaluating idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Neurosciences, 2005; 10: 76-78.

Jan MMS, Wazzan OM, Baeesa SS: Impressions and Experiences of Non-neurologists in Neurology. Neurosciences, 2005; 10: 272-276.

Ben Amor S, Baeesa SS, Sebai S: Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Meningitis in Neurosurgical patients. Pan Arab Neurosurg, 2005; 9 (2): 56-59.

Baeesa SS: Plasma Cell Granulomas of the Central Nervous System. JKAUH Med Sci, 2006; 13: 59-74.

Baeesa SS: Congenital Glioblastoma Multiforme: Is it curable? Pan Arab J Neurosurg, 2007; 11 (1): 70-75.

Najjar MW, Lingawi SS, Baeesa SS: The association between intracranial meningiomas and aneurysms; is it a coincidence? Pan Arab J Neurosurg, 2007; 11 (1): 87-91.

Algahtani HA, Baeesa SS, Obeid TH, Abuzinadah AR: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Atypical Presentation. Saudi Med J, 2007; 28 (5): 477-480.

Baeesa SS, Marzook MM: Spinal Intramedullary Tuberculoma. Pan Arab J Neurosurg, 2007; 11 (2): 85-88.

Ahmed M, Almaghrabi J, Girvin JP, Baeesa SS: Mixed Germ Cell Tumor of the Pineal Region. Pan Arab J Neurosurg, 2008; 12 (2): 109-113.

Alrached HS, Baeesa SS, Wazzan OM, Al-Said YA: Atypical Presentation of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in elderly case. JKAUH Med Sci, 2008; 15 (3): 83-94.

Kurdi ME, Chamsi-Pasha MA, Baeesa SS, Jan MMS: Dandy Walker Malformation and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Unusual Fatal Association. Neurosciences, 2009; 14 (4): 368-370.

Bangash MH, Bokhary RY, Alomar SA, Baeesa SS: Fibrous dysplasia of the atlas. Neurosciences, 2011; 16 (1): 76-77.

Bokhari RF, Al-Sayyad MJ, Baeesa SS: Prevalence of cervical ribs and elongated transverse processes in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Medical J, 2012; 33 (1): 66-69.

Bokhari RF, Baeesa SS: Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage due to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in an Infant: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012, 6:222.

Baeesa SS, Bokhari RF, Bajunaid KM, Al-Sayyad MJ: Prevalence of the foramen arcuale of the atlas in a Saudi population. Neurosciences 2012; 17 (4): 345-351.

Abdulbaki A, Al-Otaibi F, Almalki A, Alohaly N, and Baeesa S. Transorbital Craniocerebral Occult Penetrating Injury with Cerebral Abscess Complication. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 742186, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/742186.

Al-Otaibi F and Baeesa S: Occult Orbitocranial Penetrating Pencil Injury in a Child. Case Reports in Surgery, Volume 2012, Article ID 716791, 4 pages doi:10.1155/2012/716791.

Bokhari R and Baeesa S: Atlas Hypoplasia and Ossification of the Transverse Atlantal Ligament: A Rare Cause of Cervical Myelopathy. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine Volume 2012, Article ID 893284, 4 pages doi:10.1155/2012/893284.

Mufti S, Baeesa S, Al-Maghrabi JA: Primary Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors: A Single-Centre Experience. Life Science Journal, 2013;10(1): 1709-1715.

Al-Maghrabi JA, Baeesa S: Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytomas in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia; A Clinicopathological Experience. Life Science Journal,2013;10(1): 1837-1844.

Bokhari R, Ghanem A, Alahwal M, Baeesa S: Primary Isolated Lymphoma of the Fourth Ventricle in an Immunocompetent Patient. Case report in Oncological Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 614658, 4 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/614658.

Alsaid Y, Gulab S, Bayoumi M, Baeesa S: Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis due to Asparaginase Therapy. Case Reports in Hematology, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 841057, 5 pages.

Bokhari RF, Baeesa SS. Does the treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus put the retinal ganglion cells at risk? A brief literature review and novel hypothesis.  Medical Hypotheses, 2013 Oct;81(4):686-9.

Al-Said Y, Al-Rached H, Baeesa S, Kurdi K, Zabani I, Hassan A. Emergency Excision of Cardiac Myxoma and Endovascular Coiling of Intracranial Aneurysm after Cerebral Infarction. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 839270, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/839270.

Kurdi M, Baeesa S, Bin-Mahfoodh M, Kurdi K. Onyx Embolization of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm Associated with Behçet's Disease. Case Reports in Vascular Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 797045, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/797045.

Bokhari R, Baeesa S, Al-Maghrabi J, Madani T. Isolated Cerebral Aspergillosis in Immunocompetent Patients. World Neurosurgery 2013, doi: 10.1016/ j.wneu.2013.09.037.

Al-Otaibi F, Alhindi H, Alhebshi A, Albloushi M, Baeesa S, Hodai M. Histopathological effects of radiosurgery on a human trigeminal nerve. Surg Neurol Int 2013;4:S462-7.

Baeesa SS, Bokhari RF, Alghamdi KB, Alem HB, Al-Maghrabi JA, Madani TA. Invasive aspergillus sinusitis with orbitocranial extension. Asian J Neurosurg 2014.

Algahtani HA, Aldarmahi AA, Al-Rabia MW, Baeesa SS. Acute paraplegia caused by Schistosoma mansoni, Neurosciences 2014; Vol. 19 (1), 47-51.

Al-Otaibi F, Albloushi M, Baeesa S: “Minicraniotomy for Standard Temporal Lobectomy: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach,” ISRN Neurology, vol. 2014, Article ID 532523, 7 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/532523.

Mufti SH, Baeesa SS, Almaghrabi JA: Primary Intracranial Lymphoma. Asian J Neurosurg 2014 (Accepted). 
Baeesa SS: Outcome of Microsurgical Clipping of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms at a University Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Life Science Journal 2014, 11(6): 598-603, 2014.

Baeesa SS: The Efficacy of Computed Tomographic Angiography in Identification of Intracranial Aneurysms. Life Science Journal 2014: 11(9), 261-268.

Baeesa SS, Foda MA: Safety and Outcome of Suboccipital Mini-Craniectomy for the Evacuation of Spontaneous Cerebellar Hemorrhage. Life Science Journal 2014: 11 (10), 432-438.

Basmh M, Alghamdi FA, Rayes O, Baeesa SS: Congenital posterior mediastinal teratoma with intraspinal extension. J Pediatric Oncology 2014, 2: 3-9.

Baeesa SS, Labram E, Mahfoodh M , Khalid M, and Al-Said Y. (2014) Evolution and Role of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Intramedullary Spinal Cord Surgery: A 2-Year Series from Saudi Arabia. World Journal of Neuroscience, 4, 326-333. doi: 10.4236/wjns.2014.44037.

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