Award: Dr. Jorge Burneo named one of 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians

Congratulations to Dr. Jorge Burneo, Associate Professor, on being named one of TD’s 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians. The initiative recognizes community members from across Canada.

Dr. Burneo is the Co-Director of the Epilepsy Program at Western University and London Health Sciences Centre. He is also the Co-Director of EpLink, an initiative of the Ontario Brain Institute focused on bringing researchers, clinicians and community members together to improve diagnosis and treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy.

Born and trained in medicine in Peru, Dr. Burneo completed his residency training in neurology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, and a fellowship in epilepsy at the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in epidemiology.

Dr. Burneo joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2005, and he is also cross-appointed to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Seeing a need to address access to epilepsy care in Latin America, Dr. Burneo helped develop the first comprehensive epilepsy surgery program in his home country of Peru, at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas. He has also made regular visits to Peru to train local doctors on epilepsy surgery using the equipment available to them in their local hospitals.