Dr. Kim Burchiel
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Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the John Raaf Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Burchiel is past-President of the American Board of Pain Medicine, pastPresident the Society of University Neurosurgeons and pastPresident of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Burchiel is also an entrepreneur and the founder of Ceremod, Inc. a company that stems from Burchiel’s pioneering work in Deep Brain Stimulation(DBS) Burchiel performed the very first DBS surgery in North America, and it has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and epilepsy. Ceremod’s focus is the use of DBS to treat morbid obesity.