Treatment & Services
- Clinical Trials
- Dipole Modeling
- Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
- Magnetoencephalography (meg)
- Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
- Novel Epilepsy Imaging (PET, SPECT, MEG, fMRI)
- Principal Components Analysis
- Video EEG Monitoring
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
MSc, Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
PhD - Biomedical Engineering
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Lafayette College
Easton, PA USA
- National Institutes of Health Senior Staff Fellow.
- From 1988 to 2001, Dr. Burgess was the Technical Director of the von Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel Epilepsy Program, Krankenhaus Mara, in Bielefeld, Germany, successfully transferring the CCF EEG-video monitoring technology to this European medical partner.
- Dr. Burgess established the Section of Neurological Computing and became its Section Head in 1990.
- From 1988 to 1997 he was associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.
- As president of Vangard, Dr. Burgess received the Ohio Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award and was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a Cleveland Technology Leader.
- Dr. Burgess is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he has been primary thesis advisor to Ph.D. and M.S. students, as well as an undergraduate teacher.
- As a leader of the ACMEGS Clinical Practice Guidelines taskforce, Dr. Burgess has promulgated magnetoencephalography guidelines in 2011, recently also endorsed by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
clinical neurophysiology, computer processing of electrophysiologic signals, continuous computerized neurophysiologic assessment, dipole modeling, EEG, EEG/MEG and related translational research, Epilepsy, forward modeling of electrophysiological signals, magnetoencephalography, medical informatics, MEG, principal components analysis, Sleep Disorders, telemedicine
Awards & Honors
- Hans Berger Award, American Electroencephalographic Society
- Ohio Enterprise Development Innovations Award
- Epilepsy Staff Teacher of the Year
Innovations & Patents
- Dr Burgess developed a comprehensive, computerized EEG-video recording and analysis system for continuous monitoring of patients with neurological disorders, used at the Cleveland Clinic for 18 years, and sold in seven countries as the "Vangard System".
- American Epilepsy Society (committee chairman).
- American Clinical MEG Society (board of directors).
- American Academy of Neurology.
- American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
- American Medical Association.
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
Research & Publications
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