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James Burchfiel, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-9403

Fax: (585) 442-4329

Biography

Professional Background

James L. Burchfiel, Ph.D. is Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester, New York. Director of the Strong Epilepsy Center 2000-2006 and Co-Director 1989-2000. His clinical interest is in the neurophysiology of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. His research interest is in the development of epilepsy in neonatal animal models. Dr. Burchfiel received both his undergraduate (with honors) and graduate education at Stanford University. After serving for 2 years as a Captain in the US Army, working in the research laboratories of Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, he joined the faculty of the Seizure Unit, Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston and the Harvard Medical School. There, he completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and served as an attending clinical neurophysiologist. In addition, he conducted independent NIH-sponsored basic research in epilepsy. In 1989, Dr. Burchfiel, with his long-time colleague Dr. Giuseppe Erba, moved to the University of Rochester to found the Strong Epilepsy Center. Dr. Burchfiel served as Co-Director with Dr. Erba until 2000 and was Director from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Burchfiel has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and reviews and continues to have an active interest in both basic and clinical research in epilepsy. Most recently, he has been working with basic researchers in the Department of Developmental Epileptology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He is an active member of the Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the American Epilepsy Society and has held offices and served on committees and boards for these organizations. In addition, he is a past member of an NIH grant review study section.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1963
BS | Stanford University
Chemistry

1969
PhD | Stanford University
Pharmacology

Awards

1996 - Present
Practice of Clinical Neurophysiology Committee
Sponsor: American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

1994 - 1997
Investigators' Workshop Committee
Sponsor: American Epilespy Society

1993 - 1995
Medical Instrumentation Committee
Sponsor: American Electroencephalographic Society

1991 - Present
Consultant, NINDS Neurological Disorders Program Project Review A Committee,
Sponsor: NIH

1990 - 1993
Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee
Sponsor: Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1990 - 1992
Childhood Epilepsy Committee
Sponsor: American Epilepsy Society

1988 - 1989
President, Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1986 - 1990
Chartered Member, Neurology A Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

1986 - 1987
President-Elect, Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1985 - 1990
Program Committee, Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1985 - 1986
Program Committee
Sponsor: American Epilepsy Society

1983 - 1990
Committee on Technical Matters, Long-term Monitoring
Sponsor: American Electroencephalographic Society

1983 - 1986
Secretary/Treasurer
Sponsor: Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1983
Special Research Program Review Committee
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Medical Research Laboratory,
Location: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

1983
Special Reviewer, Neurological Sciences Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

1982 - 1983
Junior to Senior Councilor
Sponsor: Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers

1982
Member, Site Visit Committee
Sponsor: Neurology A Study Section Division of Research Grants, NIH

1981
Member, Special Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

1981
Member, Special Site Visit Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

1980
Member, Special Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

1979
Special Reviewer, Neurological Sciences Study Section
Sponsor: Division of Research Grants, NIH

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/2016
Seltzer L, Swartz MF, Kwon J, Burchfiel J, Cholette JM, Wang H, Sweeney D, Adams HR, Meagher C, Angona R, Guillet R, Alfieris GM. "Neurodevelopmental outcomes after neonatal cardiac surgery: Role of cortical isoelectric activity." The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2016 Apr 0; 151(4):1137-42. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

8/2015
Selioutski O, Seltzer LE, Burchfiel J, Paciorkowski AR, Erba G. "Characteristic Features of the Interictal EEG Background in 2 Patients With Malignant Migrating Partial Epilepsy in Infancy." Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society.. 2015 Aug 0; 32(4):e23-9.

3/2015
Tsenov G, Vondraková K, Otáhal J, Burchfiel J, Kubová H. "Activation of either the ETA or the ETB receptors is involved in the development of electrographic seizures following intrahippocampal infusion of the endothelin-1 in immature rats." Experimental neurology.. 2015 Mar 0; 265:40-7. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

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