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Jorge Burneo

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES Western Cardiovascular Research Program


Dr. Burneo is co-director of the Epilepsy Program at Western University and the London Health Sciences Center. He is also a professor of neurology and epidemiology at the Schulich School of Medicine at Western, medical director of the EEG Laboratory at the London Health Sciences Center, and the co-director of the EBN Program for neurology residents at Western.

Dr. Burneo is also the president-elect of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE), and the vice-chair of the communications council at the American Epilepsy Society. He is the co-leader of EpLink, a research initiative from the Ontario Brain Institute to support research in epilepsy in Ontario and a member of the Provincial Epilepsy Strategy, an initiative from the Ontario Ministry of Health to improve epilepsy care in the province.

Dr. Burneo has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, more than 250 abstracts, and has presented at different international forums including AES Annual Meeting, ILAE International Epilepsy Congress and CNSF Annual Meeting. He has also edited two books in evidence-based neurology and EEG. He has delivered lectures around the world, and is currently involved in the development of epilepsy programs in his native country of Peru.

Dr. Burneo helped to develop the first comprehensive epilepsy surgery program in Peru at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, where the first temporal lobectomy for refractory epilepsy was done in 2011.

Dr. Burneo has grant support from the Ontario Brain Institute, Western University, the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and UCB Canada. His research interests include the epidemiology of epilepsy and neuroimaging assessment of epileptic malformations of cortical development in collaboration with the neuroimaging group at the Robarts Research Institute.

Dr. Burneo completed his neurology residency at The Henry Ford Health Hospital and his fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also worked for a year while obtaining a Masters in Public Health with specialization in epidemiology.

  • Fellowship, Epilepsy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSPH, Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • ABPN Certification, Neurology, Henry Ford Health Systems
  • MD, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • Neurological disorders
  • Access to healthcare
  • Diagnostic testing/imaging
  • Professor, Neurology, Western University
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Western University
  • Director, Epilepsy Program, London Health Sciences Centre
  • President, Canadian League Against Epilepsy
  • Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

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