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

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Faculty profile
  • Neurosurgeon

Professor of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (241 Ratings, 42 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus on

  • Neurosurgery
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Residency:

    • Neurosurgery - University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
  • Certifications:

    • Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1984


Dr. Burchiel is the John Raaf Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU, he served as department chair for 27 years from 1988-2015.

Dr. Burchiel is Head of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at OHSU, and also directs the Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery fellowship program that encompasses the surgical treatment of pain, movement disorders, and epilepsy. Beginning in 1994, he has now trained over 40 fellows in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery. His major clinical interests are in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and other conditions, and the surgical treatment of pain, particularly trigeminal neuralgia.

His research interests are concerned with the physiology of nociception and neuropathic pains, including trigeminal neuralgia, the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, image-guided neurosurgery, and the application of DBS to the problem of obesity. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and his five published textbooks include the Surgical Management of Pain (1st and 2nd editions), Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Assessment, Mechanisms, Management, and Microelectrode Recording in Movement Disorder Surgery.

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • President of the Western Neurosurgical Society, 2007

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (241 Ratings, 42 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Very professional and kind personnel. My appointment was on time.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    I was tested very well to find out what was going on with me for sure. Very...he explained himself very very well, told me what both symptoms I had going on at the same time, and told me one way possibly to get some relief and which I could not get from anyone else. I think he's a very sharp doctor.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    He was very approachable and informative. I appreciated the opportunity to talk with Dr. Burchiel.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Dr Burchiel was wonderful. Explained everything very thoroughly.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Dr. Burchiel is great, always nice to see him.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Listened, answered questions fullly. Friendly, but did not waste time.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Dr. Burchiel is tops in his field and I feel in very capable hands.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    He is very competent and able to explain things in a way I can understand.

  • Sep 21, 2018

    Listened to my explanation of my condition; explained options for treatment and/or surgery; answered all questions in understandable manner; very personable; very professional.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Informative. Was still willing to see me even though I was late

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