Deep Brain Stimulation Expertise at OHSU

Dr. Kim Burchiel has performed more than 1,000 DBS surgeries.

OHSU has the nation’s most experienced team in deep brain stimulation surgery. Dr. Kim Burchiel (left)


OHSU’s deep brain stimulation team offers unparalleled expertise and excellent outcomes.

  • Our team has been performing DBS surgeries since 1991 for patients with Parkinson’s or essential tremor.
  • OHSU has the most experienced team in the Northwest to offer “asleep” DBS. The surgery is safer, faster and more precise – and patients avoid the anxiety of being awake.
  • Our outcomes are excellent. Studies underscore OHSU’s record of precision combined with minimal complications. Patients describe striking improvements in regained function and quality of life.
  • We encourage referring providers – in Oregon and elsewhere -- to be full partners in patient care.

OHSU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program

OHSU’s Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence for groundbreaking patient care, research and education. We are committed to collaboration and innovation. Our doctors and researchers work together to ensure that discoveries in the lab quickly lead to new treatments for patients. The program, founded in 1979, also partners with groups locally and nationally to make sure patients, families and providers have access to the latest findings.