Kim J. Burchiel

2015, New Orleans

John Raaf Professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Director of the functional and stereotactic neurosurgery fellowship program that encompasses the surgical treatment of pain, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

Dr. Kim Burchiel’s research interests are concerned with the physiology of nociception and neuropathic pains, including trigeminal neuralgia, the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, and image-guided neurosurgery. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Published textbooks include The Surgical Management of Pain, Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Assessment, Mechanisms, Management, and Microelectrode Recording in Movement Disorder Surgery.

Dr. Burchiel has served as chairman of the Section on Pain, president of the American Board of Pain Medicine, president of the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and president of the Western Neurosurgical Society. He has also served as a director and vice-chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, secretary and president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and member and chairman of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery.