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Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
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Mustafa A. Atik, M.D., C.C.R.P.

Mustafa A. Atik, M.D.

Instructor of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza - BCM621

Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-798-2683
Fax: 713-798-2679


  • M.D., Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ministry of Health, Mandatory Health Service for Medical Doctors in the field/rural area, Anayurt Medical Center, Suhut, Afyon, Turkey
  • Clinical Internship, Ministry of Health, Ataturk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center, Ankara, Turkey
  • Residency, Pulmonary Medicine, Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Residency Program, Ministry of Health, Ataturk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center, Ankara, Turkey

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Atik's clinical research focuses on diagnosis and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Selected Publications

  • Powner DJ, Hergenroeder GW, Awili M, Atik MA, Robertson C. Hyponatremia and comparison of NT-pro-BNP concentrations in blood samples from jugular bulb and arterial sites after traumatic brain injury in adults: a pilot study. Neurocrit Care. 2007; 7(2):119-23.
  • Atik MA, Ates M, Akkus NI, Altundag O, Altundag K. Preoperative Doppler sonography for prevention of perioperative stroke in head and neck cancer patients undergoing neck dissection: is it beneficial? J Clin Ultrasound. 2007; 35(1):38-9.
  • Altundag K, Silay YS, Altundag O, Atik MA, Aktolga S. Bisphosphonate use for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women may inhibit occurrence of malignant microcalcification in breast tissue. Med Hypotheses. 2006; 67(1):202-3.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Baptista MZ, Atik MA. Which is better in neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer? Taxane followed by anthracyline or vice versa. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006; 97(2):221.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Akyurek S, Atik MA. Possible association between nanobacteria and malignant microcalcifications in breast cancer. Breast J. 2006; 12(3):287.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Gundeslioglu O, Turen S, Islam R, Atik MA. Low incidence of mamographically detected microcalcification in breast cancer patients with lobular histology may be attributed to low levels of osteopontin. Med Hypotheses. 2006; 67(2):421-2.
  • Altundag O, Altundag K, Turen S, Gunduz E, Atik MA. Aromatase inhibitors may be effective in the management of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Med Hypotheses. 2006; 66(6):1257.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Atik MA, Boruban C, Altundag MB, Turen S. Recent findings for anti-metastatic potential of heparin. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2006; 12(3):376-7.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Baptista MZ, Turen S, Atik MA. Is there an association between high heparanase level and osteoporosis risk in breast cancer patients without clinical evidence of bone metastases? Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(12):2195-6.
  • Altundag K, Altundag O, Baptista MZ, Turen S, Atik MA. Re: Cetuximab therapy and symptomatic hypomagnesemia. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005; 97(23):1791-2.

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