- Neurological Surgery
Special focus on
- Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
- Neurosurgery - University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
- 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.
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Memberships and associations
- President of the Western Neurosurgical Society, 2007