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Mark G. Burnett, MD

Dr. Mark G. Burnett, MD

Dr. Burnett graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1998, MD, and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Burnett has long been committed to neuroscience research and continues to publish widely in the field. He has been the recipient of two research grants from the National Institutes of Health for his work in neurophysiology and cerebral blood flow. In addition, Dr. Burnett holds a patent for a non-invasive cerebral blood flow monitor used in the management of patients with brain and spinal injuries.

As the Medical Director of the NeuroTexas Institute Research program, Dr. Burnett has been instrumental in developing the Center for Computational Neuroscience which focuses on the analysis of neurosurgical outcomes and development of novel treatment pathways to improve the care of neurosurgical patients.

Curriculum vitae of Mark G. Burnett, MD (PDF)

Education

1994-1998

Doctor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

1993-1994

J. William Fulbright Scholars

1989-1993

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University

Clinical Appointments

2007-Present

Neurosurgeon NeuroTexas, PLLC
Executive Medical Director

Director of Neuroscience Research Program
NeuroTexas Institute

2005-2006

Fellow
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, Arizona
(Director: Volker KH Sonntag, M.D)

2004-2005

Chief Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Chairman: MS Grady, M.D.)

1999-2004

Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Chairman: MS Grady, M.D.)

1998-1999

Intern
Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Chairman: Clyde F. Barker, M.D.)

Licensure & Board Certification

  • Board Certification – American Board of Neurological Surgery (2009)
  • License - Texas
  • License - Arizona
  • License - Maryland

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Texas Medical Association
    • Appointed Member of the Council on Health Care Quality

Grants & Awards

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Diffuse Light Imaging of Flow, oxygen and brain metabolism
Grant # R01 HL077699-01 (March 1, 2004 to February 29, 2008)
Position: Co-Investigator

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Research Service Award
National Institutes of Health
Grant # 1 F32 NS4 4750-01 (July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004)
Project Title: Activation Flow Coupling: Effects of Graded Ischemia
Position: Principal Investigator

Resident Research Award, Pan-Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference, 2001

William H. Mosberg, Jr., M.D. Award for Neurosurgery 1998
University of Maryland School of Medicine

American Dermatology Association Research Fellowship 1995
American Academy of Dermatology

Short Term Research Training Program Grant 1994
University of Maryland School of Medicine

J. William Fulbright Scholarship 1993-94
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
(in association with McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Robert C. Bates Fellowship 1992
Yale University
(in association with Oxford University, Oxford, UK)

Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Grant 1991
National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging

Manuscripts

Burnett JW, Burnett MG, Kaufman CL. Another sea pest. Arch Dermatol 1995;131(8):965.

Burnett MG and Grover SA. Use of the emergency room for non-urgent care during regular business hours. Canadian Med Assoc J 1996; 154 (9):1345-51.

Yang T, Tzeng S, Cheng I Burnett MG, Yoshizawa Y, Fukuyama K, Less S, Epstein WL. Identification of the mouse calcium-binding proteins, MRP8 and MRP14, in Schistosoma mansoni-induced granulomas: biochemical and functional characterization. J Leukoc Bio 1997; 61(3):258-66.

Burnett JW, Burnett HW, Burnett MG. Sargassum dermatitis. Cutis 1997;59(6):303-4.

Burnett JW and Burnett MG. Sea urchin. Cutis 1999;64(1): 21-22.

Burnett, MG and Grady MS. Journal Club Review, Neurosurg Focus, 9(3), Sept 2000.

Burnett, MG and Grady, MS. Journal Club Review, Neurosurg Focus, 9(5), Nov 2000.

Stein SC and Burnett MG. Decision analysis to estimate cost-effectiveness in neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus 12:E5, April 2002.

Burnett MG and Grady MS, Spinal hemangioblastomas: evaluation and operative treatment. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 6 (3): 141-148, Sept 2003.

Burnett MG, Stein SC, Grady, MS. What we research: survey of American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons member publications. J Neurosurg 100:73-78, Jan 2004.

Gomi S, Burnett MG, Karp A, Greenberg JH. Nimodipine does not affect the flow-metabolism couple in permanent cerebral ischemia. Exp Brain Res 155(4): 469-76. Apr 2004.

Durduran T, Burnett MG, Yu G, Zhou C, Furuya D, Yodh AG, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Spatio-temporal quantification of cerebral bloodflow during functional activation in rat somatosensory cortex using laser speckle flowmetry. J Cereb Bloodflow Metab 518-25, May 2004.

Burnett MG and Zager EL, Pathophysiology of peripheral nerve injury: a brief review. Neurosurg Focus 16(5): E1, May 2004.

Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Zhou C, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Diffuse optical measurements of oxygen metabolism in human brain during sensorimotor cortex activation. Optics Letters 29(15): 1766-68, Aug 2004.

Danish SF, Burnett MG, Stein SC. Prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis: a review. Neurosurg Focus 17(4): E2, Oct 2004.

Danish SF, Burnett MG, Sonnad S, Maloney-Wilensky E, Ong J, Stein SC. Prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis: a decision analysis. Neurosurgery 56(6); 1286-92, Jun 2005.

Burnett MG, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Activation flow coupling during graded cerebral ischemia. Brain Res 1047(1); 112-18, Jun 2005.

Simon SL, Moonis G, Judkins AR, Scobie MD, Burnett MG, Riina HA, Judy KD. Intracranial capillary hemangioma: a case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol 64(2); 154-9, Aug 2005.

Burnett MG, Stein SC, Sonnad SS, Zager EL. Cost-effectiveness of intraoperative imaging in carotid endarterectomy. Neurosurgery 57(3) 478-85, Sept 2005.

Burnett MG, Shimazu T, Szabados T, Muramatsu H, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Electrical stimulation during reversible forebrain ischemia decreases infarct volume. Stroke 37(5) 1327-31, Mar 2006.

Edlow BL, Burnett MG, Belasco J, D’Angio G, Marcotte PJ. Recurring polysomatic hemangiomatosis: a new syndrome? J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28(7) 471-75, Jul 2006.

Stein SC, Burnett MG, Glick HA. Indications for CT scanning in mild traumatic brain injury: a cost-effectiveness study. J Trauma 61(3) 558-66, Sept 2006.

Chen HI, Burnett MG, Huse JT, Lustig RA, Bagley LJ, Zager EL. Recurrent delayed cerebral necrosis with aggressive characteristics after radiosurgical treatment of an arteriovenous malformation. J Neurosurg 105(3) 455-60, Sept 2006.

Burnett MG and Sonntag VK. Return to contact sports after spinal surgery. Neurosurg Focus 21(4) 1-3, Oct 2006.

Stein SC, Burnett MG, and Sonnad SS. Shunts in normal-pressure hydrocephalus: do we place too many or too few? J Neurosurg 105(6): 815-22, Dec 2006.

Burnett MG, Sonnad SS, SteinSC. Screening tests for normal-essure hydrocephalus: sensitivity, specificity, and cost. J Neurosurg 105(6): 823-9, Dec 2006.

Stein SC, Burnett MG, Zager EL, Riina HA, Sonnad SS. Completion angiography for surgically-treated cerebral aneurysms: an economic analysis. Neurosurgery 61(6): 1162-7, Dec 2007.

Cowperthwaite MC, Mohanty D, Burnett MG Genome wide association studies: a powerful tool for neurogenomics. Neurosurg Focus 28(1); E2, Jan 2010.

Burnett MG, Bartels R, Stein SC. Treatment of lumbar stenosis: a cost-effectiveness study of laminectomy, X-stop and conservative care. J Neurosurg 13(1): 39-46, Jul 2010.

Cowperthwaite MC and Burnett MG. The association between weather and spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage: an analysis of 155 United States hospitals. Neurosurgery, Jan 2011

Cowperthwaite MC, Burnett MG. Treatment course and outcomes following drug and alcohol-related traumatic injuries. J Trauma Manag Outcomes 5:3, Jan 2011.

Cowperthwaite MC, Burnett MG. An analysis of admissions from 155 United States hospitals to determine the incidence of weather on stroke incidence. J Clin Neurosci 18(5):618-23, May 2011.

Ramsey DC, Burnett MG, Cowperthwaite MC. Quantifying the contribution of risk factors for ischemic stroke patients with a history of TIA. J Am Heart Assoc (submitted Feb 2012).

Abstracts

Pauly RR, Sollott S, Monticone R, Weinstein C, Burnett M, Balasubramanian S, Crow M, Passaniti A, Lakatta EG. Vascular smooth muscle cell invasion but not chemotaxis is inhibited by buffering intracellular calcium. Clin Res 410: 345A, 1992. Also published in J Cell Biochem, 16A:17, 1992.

Burnett MG and Varma SD. Implications of oxidative stress in galactosemia. Proceedings of the 1994 Student Research Forum, Abstract #94.23. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, August, 1994.

Burnett MG, Tzeng S, Yang TH, Cheng I, Yoshizawa Y, Fukuyama K, Epstein WL. In vivo effects of the Ca++ binding proteins MRP8 and MRP14 in murine skin. J Inv Derm 1996; 106: A766. Also presented at the meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, May 1996.

Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett M, Furuya D, Zhou C, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Characterization of the activation-flow coupling response during forepaw stimulation in the art using laser speckle contrast imaging. SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 2003.

Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Furuya D, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh G. Measuring oxygen metabolism during cortical spreading depression at altered ventilation states. SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 2003.

Garg S, Simon S, Burnett M, Sutton L, Dormans J. Spinal deformity following surgical excision of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Ped Orth Soc of North America, Amelia Island, FL, May 2003.

Burnett MG, Durduran T, Yu G, Cardenas A, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Characterization of the activation-flow coupling response during forepaw stimulation in the rat using laser speckle contrast imaging. Brain 03, Calgary, Canada, June 2003.

Yu G, Durduran T, Burnett MG, Detre JA, Greenberg JA, Yodh AG. Diffuse optical measurement of hemodynamics in human brain. Engineering Conferences International (ECI), Banff, Canada, Aug. 2003.

Burnett MG, Stein SC, Grady, MS. What we research: a portrait of AANS and CNS member publications. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2004.

Danish SF, Burnett MG, Stein SC. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis after craniotomy: a decision analysis. Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, Hershey, PA, July 2004.

Zhou C, Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Diffuse optical measurements of oxygen metabolism in human brain during sensorimotor stimulus. Optical Imaging Workshop from Bench to Bedside at the NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sept. 2004.

Zhou C, Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG, 3D in vivo imaging by diffuse coreelation tomography. Optical imaging Workshop from Bench to Bedside at the NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sept. 2004.

Sonnad SS, Danish SF, Burnett MG, Stein SC. Effectiveness of adding anticoagulation to mechanical prophylaxis for preventing DVT in craniotomy. Society for Medical Decision Making Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2004.

Shimazu T, Durduran T, Burnett MG, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Acute recovery of functional activation following forebrain ischemia in the rat: a laser speckle study. Society of Neuroscience 2004, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2004.

Durduran T, Shimazu T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Zhou C, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Characterization of the spatio-temporal behavior of cerebral blood flow using laser speckle flowmetry during electrical and mechanical stimulation of the forepaw and whiskers and during transient forebrain ischemia. SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 2005.

Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Zhou C, Wang J, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Diffuse optical measurement of cerebral oxygenation, blood flow, and oxygen metabolism in adult human brain. SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 2005.

Stein SC, Burnett MG, Zager EL. Cost-effectiveness in carotid endarterectomy. American Academy of Neurological Surgeons 2005, New Orleans, LA April 2005.

Burnett MG, Shimazu T, Szabados T, Muramatsu H, Detre JA, Greenberg JH. Functional stimulation during cerebral ischemia. Brain 05, Amsterdam, June 2005.

Burnett MG, Metkus T, Stein SC. Effectiveness of laminectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in the elderly. Annual Meeting AANS/CNS Joint Section of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, March 2006.

Ramakrishna R, Malhotra N, Burnett MG, Schuster J. Survival in patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme as a Function of Post-Operative Ambulation Status. American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, April 2006.

Durduran T, Zhou C, Yu G, Burnett MG, Tang K, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bloom S, Pelligrini C, Kasner S, Cucchiara B, Messe S, Shah Q, Levine J, Margulies S, Ichord R, Wang JJ, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Optical methods for hemo-dynamics and metabolism. Optical Society of America (Biomedical Optics), Fort Lauderdale, March 2006.

Ramsey DC, Burnett MG, Cowperthwaite MC. Quantifying the contribution of risk factors for ischemic stroke in patients with a history of TIA. International Stroke Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2012.

Speaker Presentations

Burnett MG and Stein SC. Screening minor head injuries in the emergency department. Presented at the Pan-Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference, Philadelphia, PA, December 2001.

Burnett MG, Stein SC, Mickel HS. The safety and cost-effectiveness of common screening strategies for mild closed head injury. Presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA October 2002.

Grady MS, Burnett MG, Stein SC. Cerebrovascular decision making. Presented at the Pan-Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2002.

Simon SL, Burnett MG, Garg S, Telfeian A, Dormans J, Sutton LN. The efficacy of prophylactic spinal fusion in the prevention of post-surgical spinal deformity in pediatric medullary spinal cord tumors. Presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurologic Surgery, Phoenix, AZ, December 2002.

Burnett MG, Durduran T,Yu G,Chao Z, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. A novel bedside instrument for non-invasive measurement of cerebral hemodynamics: development and results of human testing during cortical sensorimotor activation. Presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco CA, October 2004.

Burnett MG, Durduran T,Yu G,Chao Z, Detre JA, Greenberg JH, Yodh AG. Non-invasive monitoring of cerebral hemodynamics. Presented at the Pan-Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference, Philadelphia, PA, December 2004.

Durduran T, Yu G, Burnett MG, Zhou C, Wang J, Detre JA, Yodh AG, Greenberg JH. Diffuse optical measurement of cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen in adult brain. Presented at European Conference on Biomedical Optics, Munich, June 2005.

Stein SC, Sonnad SS, Burnett MG. Diagnostic tests for NPH: guidelines for the guidelines. Presented at IV International Hydrocephalus workshop, Rhodes, Greece, May 2007.

Book Chapters

Burnett MG, Danish SF, McKhann GM, Le Roux P. Pathology and pathophysiology of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. In Le Roux PD and Winn HR, (eds.). Management of Cerebral Aneurysms WB Saunders, Philadelphia 2003.

Marcotte PJ and Burnett MG. Degenerative disease of the cervical spine. In Moore AJ and Newell DW editors: Neurosurgery: Principles and Practice Springer-Verlag, London 2004.

Stein SC and Burnett MG. When are CT scans and skull x-rays indicted for patients with minor head injury? In: Valadka A, Andrews BT (eds) Neurotrauma: Evidence Based Answers to Common Questions. Theime, New York 2004.

Stein SC, Burnett MG. When are CT scans and skull x-rays indicated for patients with minor head injury? In: Rengachary S, Ellenbogen R, eds. Principles of Neurosurgery 2nd Edition. Mosby, London 2004.

Webb KM, Burnett MG, Sonntag KH. Posterior Craniocervical Instrumentation. In: Vaccaro A and Anderson P (eds) Cervical Spine Trauma Rothman Institute, Philadelphia 2010.

Burnett MG, Sonntag VK Atlantoaxial Stabilization. In Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2nd Edition. Theime, New York (forthcoming 2009).

U.S. Patents

US Patent No.8,082,015 B2 (issued 12/20/2011)

Optical Measurement of Tissue Blood Flow, Hemodynamics and Oxygenation, Yodh, A.G., Greenberg, J.G., Yu, G., Detre, J.A., Durduran, T., Burnett, M.G., Mohler, III, E.R., Hahn, S., and Quon, H.

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