Professor Kim Burchiel

Portland, USA

Dr Kim Burchiel is Professor and Head, Division of Functional Neurosurgery, within the Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU. Dr Burchiel has numerous honours including past Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, past-President of the American Board of Pain Medicine, past-President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and past-President of the Western Neurosurgical Society. He has been a Director and Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, he is Past-Secretary and President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and he was a member and former Chairman of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery. Beginning in 1994, he has now trained over 50 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, and Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation.