Dr. Kim Burchiel, 2015 AANS Distinguished Service Award recipient

May 7, 2015

Dr. Kim BurchielKim Burchiel, M.D., FAANS, FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine has been recognized with the AANS Distinguished Service Award for 2015 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

The Distinguished Service Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the AANS, recognizing exemplary service to both the organization and the field of neurosurgery. The award pays tribute to the contributions of remarkable people within their profession. In a release from the AANS, Dr. Burchiel was commended for his “statesmanship, leadership and devotion to the specialty of neurosurgery.”

At OHSU, Dr. Burchiel holds the John Raaf Professorship in Neurological Surgery. His interests include functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, pain surgery and epilepsy surgery. In his career, Dr. Burchiel has won many awards and dedicated himself to advancing the field. As chair, he oversees OHSU’s Surgical Pain Management program, a national leader in the treatment of orofacial pains, including trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureaux). He’s served as President of the Western Neurosurgical Society, 2007; Secretary of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, 2007-12; and President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, 2012.

Dr. Burchiel received his award in Washington, D.C. during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, the largest gathering of neurosurgeons in the nation. This coming September, Dr. Burchiel also will be the Honored Guest at the annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in New Orleans, La.


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