Announcement: Dr. Jorge Guillermo Burneo re-appointed as the Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy Research

Dr Jorge Burne

I am pleased to announce Dr. Jorge Guillermo Burneo has been re-appointed as the Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective November 1, 2023 to August 31, 2028.

Dr. Burneo received his Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru in 1996. He completed his neurology residency at The Henry Ford Health Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1998, and his Fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Epilepsy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2002 and 2003, where he also obtained a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology in 2003. 

Dr. Burneo’s research interests focus on epidemiology of epilepsy and neuroimaging assessment of epileptic malformations of cortical development. He has authored more than 170 published papers in the field of epilepsy and is currently funded by several provincial and private agencies.

He lectures worldwide and has presented at several international forums including American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, International League Against Epilepsy, International Epilepsy Congress and Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation Annual Meeting.

Dr. Burneo joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 2005, where he is currently a Professor. He holds a cross appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is currently the Chair/Chief of the Division of Neurology within the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences. He is the Co-Director of the Epilepsy Program at Western and the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and is appointed as a Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Burneo on his re-appointment.


John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University