Martin Baggenstos, MD

503-935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Artificial Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement
Brain and Spine Tumors
Functional and Neurosurgical Pain Treatment
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery

About Me

Dr. Baggenstos received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and subsequently his Doctorate of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Baggenstos then completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgical training at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also received fellowship training in neurosurgical oncology at the National Institutes of Health. Among his many publications, Dr. Baggenstos has also received multiple clinical honors, including the Integra Foundation Award and Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award for his research in neuro-oncology. He specializes in the treatment of cranial, skull base and spine disorders, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgery.
 
Other Interests: 

Selected Research and Presentations

Martin A Baggenstos, MD., John A. Butman, M.D., Ph.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., Russell R. Lonser, M.D. “The role of edema in peritumoral cyst formation.” Neurosurg Focus 22 (5):E9, 2007 

Russell R. Lonser, M.D., Martin Baggenstos, M.D., H. Jeffrey Kim, M.D., John A. Butman, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander O. Vortmeyer, M.D. “The vestibular aqueduct is the site of origin for endolymphatic sac tumors.” J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;108(4):751-756

John A. Butman, M.D., Phd., H Jeffrey Kim, M.D., Martin Baggenstos, M.D., Joshua M. Ammerman, M.D., James D’Ambrosia, Ph.D., Athos Patsalides, M.D., Nicholas J. Patronas, M.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., Russell R. Lonser, M.D. “Mechanisms of morbid hearing loss associated with tumors of the endolymphatic sac in von Hippel-Lindau disease.” JAMA 2007 Jul 4:298(1):41-8

Ashok Asthagiri, M.D., Gautam Mehta, M.D., John Butman M.D., PhD, Martin Baggenstos, M.D., Edward Oldfield, M.D., Russell Lonser, M.D. “Long-term stability after multilevel cervical laminectomy for spinal cord tumor resection in von-HippelLindau disease.”J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr;14(4):444-52

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Artificial Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement
Brain and Spine Tumors
Functional and Neurosurgical Pain Treatment
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Neurosurgery
Education & Training: 
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2011
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgical Oncology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2007
  • Internship, General Surgery, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2005
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2004
  • BS, Science Pre-Professional, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 2000
Honors: 
  • Integra Foundation Award for tumors (CNS Meeting), 2007
  • George Washington University Attending Associate Physicians Resident Award, 2007
  • WolfgandKoos, MD, GWU Neurosurgical Residents Award, 2008
  • Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award (CNS Meeting), 2009
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2015
Publications: 
  • Martin A Baggenstos, MD., John A. Butman, M.D., Ph.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., Russell R. Lonser, M.D. “The role of edema in peritumoral cyst formation.” Neurosurg Focus 22 (5):E9, 2007
  • Russell R. Lonser, M.D., Martin Baggenstos, M.D., H. Jeffrey Kim, M.D., John A. Butman, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander O. Vortmeyer, M.D. “The vestibular aqueduct is the site of origin for endolymphatic sac tumors.” J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;108(4):751-756
  • John A. Butman, M.D., Phd., H Jeffrey Kim, M.D., Martin Baggenstos, M.D., Joshua M. Ammerman, M.D., James D’Ambrosia, Ph.D., Athos Patsalides, M.D., Nicholas J. Patronas, M.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., Russell R. Lonser, M.D. “Mechanisms of morbid hearing loss associated with tumors of the endolymphatic sac in von Hippel-Lindau disease.” JAMA 2007 Jul 4:298(1):41-8
  • Martin Baggenstos, M.D., Emily Chew, M.D., John a. Butman, M.D., Ph.D., Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., Russell R. Lonser, M.D. “Progressive peritumoral edema defining the optic fibers and resulting in reversible visual loss.” J Neurosurg. 2008 Aug;109(2):313­7
  • J. Ammerman MD, M. Baggenstos MD, R. Jones MD, J. Sweet MD., K Goldstein MD., A.Caputy MD. “Multiple metachronous brain metastases from primary ureteral carcinoma.” Urology 2006 Sept. 15, Volume 68, Issue 3, Pages 673.e9­63.e12
  • Ashok Asthagiri, M.D., Gautam Mehta, M.D., John Butman M.D., PhD, Martin Baggenstos, M.D., Edward Oldfield, M.D., Russell Lonser, M.D. “Long-term stability after multilevel cervical laminectomy for spinal cord tumor resection in von-HippelLindau disease.”J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr;14(4):444-52
  • Martin Baggenstos MD, Geoffrey Ling MD, James Ecklund MD. “Functional Restoration Through Robotics.” Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury by Fehlings et al. (Oct. 2012)
Other Activities: 
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Oregon Neurosurgical Society