Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Neurological Surgery, Movement Disorders & Parkinson's
Special Interests:
Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders/Parkinson's
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Dr. Burchiel is the John Raaf Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. His interests include functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, pain surgery, and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Burchiel's research interests are concerned with the physiology of nociception and neuropathic pains, including trigeminal neuralgia, the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, and image-guided neurosurgery.The Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery program encompasses a broad spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical treatments to manage and restore neurological function. Special programs include surgical management of movement disorders, surgical pain management, epilepsy surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, radiosurgery and stereotactic computer assisted neurosurgery.The Surgical Pain Management program is a national leader in the treatment of orofacial pains, including trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureaux).Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    MD: University of California San Diego
  • Residency:
    Neurosurgery - University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
  • Certification:
    Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1984 Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, 1993 Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 1987

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