Jorge G. Burneo, MD, MSPH, FAAN, FAES, FRCPC

Professor of Neurology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Western University
Jack Cowin Epilepsy Research Chair 
Office:  London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital B10-118
Phone:  519-685-8500 ext. 33464
Secretary: Maria DeSousa

 


Bio Sketch

Dr. Burneo is Co-Director of the Epilepsy Program and the Chair/Chief of the Division of Neurology 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 University, and the Medical Director of the EEG Laboratory at the London Health Sciences Center. He holds the Jack Cowin Endowed Chair in Epilepsy Research at Western University.

Dr. Burneo was the President of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE), and the Chair of the Council on Communications at the American Epilepsy Society. He is involved in Committees and Task Forces at the ILAE. He Co-Led the establishment of EpLink, a multicenter epilepsy research initiative in Ontario. He has been a member of the Provincial Epilepsy Strategy, and Ontario Epilepsy ECHO, both initiatives to improve epilepsy care in the Province of Ontario. He recently received the distinction of “Ambassador for Epilepsy Award” by the ILAE, for his numerous contributions to the international community, including collaborating in the development of two epilepsy surgery programs in Peru, training of Latin American and International fellows in his center, and collaborative initiatives within the ILAE, AES, CLAE and the English Caribbean.

His research focuses on epidemiology of epilepsy, particularly disparities in care and outcomes following different interventions. He has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and has received funding from The Canadian Institute for Health Research, the American Epilepsy Society, the PSI Foundation, the Ontario Brain Institute, the American Academy of Neurology, Lawson Research Institute, Western University, New Frontiers in Research Fund, among others. 

 


 

Research

Dr. Burneo's main research interests are in the field of Neuro-epidemiology. Current projects include the use of Imaging in the assessment of epileptic malformations of cortical developement, Epidemiology of the Epilepsies, and Global Health.


Medical Interests

Electroencephalography (EEG: measuring electrical activity of the brain), Epidemiology (Health of populations), Epilepsy, Functional Neuroimaging, Evidence Based Neurology, Epilepsy Surgery


Honours & Awards

  • 2021:  International Ambassador for Epilepsy Award, The International League Against Epilepsy
  • 2016-Present, Fellow, The American Epilepsy Society
  • 2015, Angelika Hahn Award in Education, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University
  • 2012-Present, Fellow, The American Academy of Neurology
  • 2008, Best Doctors in Canada
  • 2008, Research and Infrastructure Award, The American Epilepsy Society

Publications

PubMed Publications Listing

Publications

Joswig H, Gui C, Arango M, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, Burneo JG, Steven DA. A prospective controlled study on the impact of anterior temporal lobectomy on dream content. J Neurosurg. 2021 Sep 10:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2021.3.JNS21164. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34507280.

Bedoya-Sommerkamp M, Chau-Rodríguez VH, Medina-Ranilla J, Escalaya-Advíncula A, Ticse-Aguirre R, De La Cruz-Ramírez W, Burneo JG. Convulsive Status Epilepticus in a Cohort of Patients from a Peruvian Academic Hospital. J Epilepsy Res. 2021 Jun 30;11(1):83-92. doi: 10.14581/jer.21011. PMID: 34395227; PMCID: PMC8357561.

Salehi F, Nadeem IM, Kwan BYM, Mirsattari SM, Lee DH, Burneo JG, Steven DA, Hammond R, Peters TM, Khan AR. Ultra-High Field 7-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalography Findings in Epilepsy. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2021 Jul 30:8465371211031802. doi: 10.1177/08465371211031802. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34328021. 

Poirier SE, Kwan BYM, Jurkiewicz MT, Samargandy L, Steven DA, Suller-Marti A, Lam Shin Cheung V, Khan AR, Romsa J, Prato FS, Burneo JG, Thiessen JD, Anazodo UC. 18F-FDG PET-guided diffusion tractography reveals white matter abnormalities around the epileptic focus in medically refractory epilepsy: implications for epilepsy surgical evaluation. Eur J Hybrid Imaging. 2020 Jun 25;4(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s41824-020-00079-7. PMID: 34191151; PMCID: PMC8218143.

Arévalo-Astrada MA, McLachlan RS, Suller-Marti A, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, Mirsattari SM, Diosy D, Hayman-Abello B, Hayman-Abello S, Miles A, Steven DA, Burneo JG. Epilepsy surgery in stroke-related epilepsy. Seizure. 2021 May;88:116-124. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2021.04.002. Epub 2021 Apr 5. PMID: 33848790. 

Ding JJ, Liu P, Rebernig H, Suller-Marti A, Parrent AG, Burneo JG, Hammond RR, Ang LC, Zhang Q. Vagus nerve stimulation does not alter brainstem nuclei morphology in patients with refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 May;118:107940. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.107940. Epub 2021 Apr 7. PMID: 33838622.

Alva-Díaz C, Navarro-Flores A, Rivera-Torrejon O, Huerta-Rosario A, Molina RA, Velásquez-Rimachi V, Morán-Mariños C, Farroñay C, Pacheco-Mendoza J, Metcalf T, Burneo JG, Pacheco-Barrios K. Prevalence and incidence of epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean: A systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies. Epilepsia. 2021 Apr;62(4):984-996. doi: 10.1111/epi.16850. Epub 2021 Mar 2. PMID: 33651439.

Poirier SE, Kwan BYM, Jurkiewicz MT, Samargandy L, Iacobelli M, Steven DA, Lam Shin Cheung V, Moran G, Prato FS, Thompson RT, Burneo JG, Anazodo UC, Thiessen JD. An evaluation of the diagnostic equivalence of 18F-FDG-PET between hybrid PET/MRI and PET/CT in drug-resistant epilepsy: A pilot study. Epilepsy Res. 2021 May;172:106583. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2021.106583. Epub 2021 Feb 16. PMID: 33636504.

Arévalo-Astrada M, McLachlan RS, Suller-Marti A, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, Mirsattari SM, Diosy D, Steven DA, Burneo JG. All that glitters: Contribution of stereo-EEG in patients with lesional epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2021 Feb;170:106546. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2020.106546. Epub 2021 Jan 2. PMID: 33422972. 

Fridman S, Burneo JG, Sposato LA. Letter by Fridman et al Regarding Article, "Incidence and Association of Reperfusion Therapies With Poststroke Seizures: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Stroke. 2021 Jan;52(1):e32-e33. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032403. Epub 2020 Dec 28. PMID: 33370192.

 Herrera ML, Suller-Marti A, Parrent A, MacDougall KW, Burneo JG. Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus for Epilepsy: A Canadian Experience. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021 Jul;48(4):469-478. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.230. Epub 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33059773.

Antaya TC, Allen BN, Richard L, Shariff SZ, Saposnik G, Burneo JG. Epilepsy risk among survivors of intensive care unit hospitalization for sepsis. Neurology. 2020 Oct 20;95(16):e2271-e2279. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010609. Epub 2020 Sep 4. PMID: 32887778.

Arévalo Astrada M, McLachlan RS, Mirsattari SM, Suller-Marti A, Diosy D, Steven DA, Burneo JG. Can we accurately lateralize the epileptogenic zone in patients who have seizure clusters? A study using stereo-electroencephalography. Epilepsy Res. 2020 Oct;166:106405. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2020.106405. Epub 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32629322.

Suller Marti A, Mirsattari SM, MacDougall KW, Steven DA, Parrent A, de Ribaupierre S, Andrade A, Diosy D, McLachlan RS, Burneo JG. Vagus nerve stimulation in patients with therapy-resistant generalized epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Oct;111:107253. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107253. Epub 2020 Jun 29. PMID: 32615417. 

Joswig H, Lau JC, Abdallat M, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, McLachlan RS, Burneo JG, Steven DA. Stereoelectroencephalography Versus Subdural Strip Electrode Implantations: Feasibility, Complications, and Outcomes in 500 Intracranial Monitoring Cases for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy. Neurosurgery. 2020 Jul 1;87(1):E23-E30. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa112. PMID: 32357217.

Bottan JS, Suller Marti A, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, McLachlan RS, Burneo JG, Steven DA. Seizure Freedom in Temporal Plus Epilepsy Surgery Following Stereo-Electroencephalography. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 May;47(3):374-381. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.26. PMID: 32036799.

Appendino JP, Boelman C, Brna PM, Burneo JG, Claassen CS, Connolly MB, De Guzman MVT, Federico P, Floyd D, Huntsman RJ, Javidan M, Jette N, Jurasek LL, Keezer MR, Lau JC, McCoy B, McLachlan RS, Ng MC, Nguyen DK, Reid AY, Rho JM, Snead OC, Téllez-Zenteno JF, Wang L, Zak MM. Position Statement on the Use of Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy in Canada. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Nov;46(6):645-652. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2019.282. PMID: 31466531.

Martin CB, Mirsattari SM, Pruessner JC, Burneo JG, Hayman-Abello B, Köhler S. Relationship between déjà vu experiences and recognition-memory impairments in temporal-lobe epilepsy. Memory. 2021 Aug;29(7):884-894. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2019.1643891. Epub 2019 Jul 24. PMID: 31339436.

Burneo JG, Antaya TC, Allen BN, Belisle A, Shariff SZ, Saposnik G. The risk of new-onset epilepsy and refractory epilepsy in older adult stroke survivors. Neurology. 2019 Aug 6;93(6):e568-e577. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007895. Epub 2019 Jul 10. PMID: 31292225.

Budhram A, Taylor RG, Fuller J, Burneo JG, Knox JD, Pasternak SH. The Predictive Value of Endpoint Quaking-Induced Conversion in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Sep;46(5):595-598. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2019.72. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID: 31266552.

Bottan JS, Rubino PA, Lau JC, MacDougall KW, Parrent AG, Burneo JG, Steven DA. Robot-Assisted Insular Depth Electrode Implantation Through Oblique Trajectories: 3-Dimensional Anatomical Nuances, Technique, Accuracy, and Safety. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Mar 1;18(3):278-283. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz154. PMID: 31245818.

Burneo JG. SUDEP: Let's talk about it. Neurology. 2019 Jul 16;93(3):93-94. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007771. Epub 2019 Jun 19. PMID: 31217260.

Budhram A, Leung A, Nicolle MW, Burneo JG. Diagnosing autoimmune limbic encephalitis. CMAJ. 2019 May 13;191(19):E529-E534. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.181548. PMID: 31085562; PMCID: PMC6520067.

Duque KR, Burneo JG. Clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis-related epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Nov;76:151-157. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.008. Epub 2017 Sep 5. PMID: 28882721.

Bottan JS, Suller Marti A, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW, McLachlan RS, Burneo JG, Steven DA. Seizure Freedom in Temporal Plus Epilepsy Surgery Following Stereo-Electroencephalography. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 May;47(3):374-381. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.26. PMID: 32036799.

Escalaya AL, Tellez-Zenteno JF, Steven DABurneo JG. Epilepsy and mortality in Latin America. Seizure. 2015 Feb;25:99-103. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2014.09.012. Epub 2014 Oct 5. PMID: 25458096.

Burneo JG, Poon R, Kellett S, Snead OC. The Utility of Positron Emission Tomography in Epilepsy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2015 Nov;42(6):360-71. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.279. Epub 2015 Oct 6. PMID: 26437611.

Appendino JP, Boelman C, Brna PM, Burneo JG, Claassen CS, Connolly MB, De Guzman MVT, Federico P, Floyd D, Huntsman RJ, Javidan M, Jette N, Jurasek LL, Keezer MR, Lau JC, McCoy B, McLachlan RS, Ng MC, Nguyen DK, Reid AY, Rho JM, Snead OC, Téllez-Zenteno JF, Wang L, Zak MM. Position Statement on the Use of Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy in Canada. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Nov;46(6):645-652. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2019.282. PMID: 31466531.

Antaya TC, Allen BN, Richard L, Shariff SZ, Saposnik G, Burneo JG. Epilepsy risk among survivors of intensive care unit hospitalization for sepsis. Neurology. 2020 Oct 20;95(16):e2271-e2279. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010609. Epub 2020 Sep 4. PMID: 32887778.

Cornacchio AL, Burneo JG, Aragon CE. The effects of antiepileptic drugs on oral health. J Can Dent Assoc. 2011;77:b140. PMID: 22260801.

Steven DA, Vasquez CM, Delgado JC, Zapata-Luyo W, Becerra A, Barreto E, Arango MF, Burneo JG. Establishment of epilepsy surgery in Peru. Neurology. 2018 Aug 21;91(8):368-370. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006029. PMID: 30126880. 

Wang JZ, Vyas MV, Saposnik G, Burneo JG. Incidence and management of seizures after ischemic stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology. 2017 Sep 19;89(12):1220-1228. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004407. Epub 2017 Aug 23. PMID: 28835405.

Duque KR, Burneo JG. Clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis-related epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Sep 4. pii: S1525-5050(17)30545-0. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28882721.

Burneo JG. Neurocysticercosis-related epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Aug 31. pii: S1525-5050(17)30666-2. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28867576.

Wang JZ, Vyas MV, Saposnik G, Burneo JG. Incidence and management of seizures after ischemic stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology. 2017 Aug 23. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004407. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004407. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28835405.

Budhram A, Silverman M, Burneo JG. Neurosyphilis mimicking autoimmune encephalitis in a 52-year-old man. CMAJ. 2017 Jul 24;189(29):E962-E965. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170190. PubMed PMID: 28739848.

Kwan BYM, Salehi F, Kope R, Lee DH, Sharma M, Hammond R, Burneo JG, Steven DA, Peters T, Khan AR. Evaluation of ex-vivo 9.4T MRI in post-surgical specimens from temporal lobe epilepsy patients. J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jul 4. pii: S0150-9861(17)30161-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2017.05.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28687122.

Gomez-Ibañez A, McLachlan RS, Mirsattari SM, Diosy DC, Burneo JG. Prognostic factors in patients with refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Feb;130:69-73. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.01.011. Epub 2017 Jan 28. PMID: 28157601

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