Melinda S. Burnett, MD
Melinda S. Burnett, MD

Melinda S. Burnett, MD

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Neurology Clerkship Site Director
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Neurology: Movement Disorders

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Neurology

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • M1 Neuroscience Course, Grand Rounds, 4/20/2018

Biography

Dr. Burnett is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.   She is a movement disorders specialist, seeing patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, difficulty walking, ataxia, and other conditions that affect movement.  She also serves as Neurology Clerkship Director for the Creighton School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Burnett graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.  During medical school, she spent an additional year completing a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship.  She then did her medical internship and neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she served as chief resident.  After a movement disorders fellowship at Mayo, she did a movement disorders research fellowship at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.  After training, she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and in the Mayo Clinic Health System in southern Minnesota before moving to Omaha and joining the Immanuel Neurological Institute in December 2017. 
 
Dr. Burnett is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, the Association of University Professors of Neurology, and the American Neurological Association.  She has published research papers on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders and is the recipient of a Melvin Yahr Early Career Award in Movement Disorders Research as well as the Creighton Medical School Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • sdafsdaf, 16th Eur.Congr.Clin.Microbiol.Infect.Dis., 34, 1-2, 2021
  • Three Adult-Onset Autosomal Recessive Ataxias: What Adult Neurologists Need to Know
    AUTHORS: Jordan Paulus and Melinda Burnett, Neurology: Clinical Practice, 2020
  • Luke Kiefer, Daniel Adam, Dharani Mudugal, Melinda S. Burnett. "Viral meningitis mimicking benign intracranial hypertension: A report of two cases.", Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 20: 100646, 1-4, 2020
  • Matsumoto JY, Fossett T, Kim M, Duffy JR, Strand E,
    McKeon A, Lee KH, Stead M, Burnett M, Adams AC,
    Klassen BT.
    Precise stimulation location optimizes speech
    outcomes in essential tremor., Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 32: Nov 2016, 60-65, 2016
  • Cutsforth-Gregory JK, Ahlskog JE, McKeon A,
    Burnett MS, Matsumoto JY, Hassan A, Bower JH.
    Repetitive exercise dystonia: A difficult to
    treat hazard of runner and non-runner
    athletes., Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 27: Jun 2016, 74-80, 2016
  • Burnett, MS. “Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders:
    Tremor and Myoclonus.” Mayo Clinic Neurology
    Board Review. Ed. Kelly D Flemming and Lyell K
    Jones., Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, Chapter 24, 2015
  • Burnett MS, Witte RJ, Ahlskog JE.
    Swiss Cheese Striatum: Clinical Implications., JAMA Neurology, 71(6), 735-41, 2014
  • Czarnecki K, Jones DT, Burnett MS, Mullan B,
    Matsumoto JY.
    SPECT perfusion patterns distinguish
    psychogenic from essential tremor., Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 17(5), 328-32, 2011
  • Dickson DW, Fujishiro H, Orr C, DelleDonne A, Josephs KA, Frigerio R, Burnett M, Parisi JE, Klos KJ, Ahlskog JE. Neuropathology of non-motor features of Parkinson disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. Review, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Suppl 3:S1-5., PMID: 20082965, 2009
  • DelleDonne A, Klos KJ, Fujishiro H, Ahmed Z, Parisi JE,
    Josephs KA, Frigerio R, Burnett M, Wszolek ZK, Uitti RJ,
    Ahlskog JE, Dickson DW.
    Incidental Lewy body disease and preclinical
    Parkinson disease., Archives of Neurology, 65(8), 1074-80, 2008
  • Fujishiro H, Frigerio R, Burnett M, Klos KJ, Josephs KA,
    DelleDonne A, Parisi JE, Ahlskog JE, Dickson DW.
    Cardiac sympathetic denervation correlates
    with clinical and pathologic stages of Parkinson’s
    disease., Movement Disorders, 23(8), 1085-92, 2008
  • Dickson DW, Fujishiro H, Delledonne A, Menke J,
    Ahmed Z, Klos KJ, Josephs KA, Frigerio R, Burnett M,
    Parisi JE, Ahlskog JE.
    Evidence that Incidental Lewy Body Disease is
    Pre-symptomatic Parkinson’s Disease., Acta Neuropathologica, 115(4), 437-44, 2008
  • Zubkov AS, Klassen BT, Burnett MS, Rabinstein AA.
    Bilateral internal carotid artery occlusions resulting
    in near total acute brain infarction., Neurocritical Care, 7(3), 247-249, 2007
  • Burnett MS, Strain KJ, Lesnick TJ, de Andrade M, Rocca
    WA, Maraganore DM.
    Reliability of Self-reported Ancestry among
    Siblings: Implications for Genetic Association
    Studies., American Journal of Epidemiology, 163(5), 486-92, 2006

Publications

  • The rise (and fall?) of an unwelcome presence, Neurology, 89 (24), 2506-2507, 2017
  • Kegelmeyer LM, Cheeseman LT, Burnett MS, van Hummelen P, and Wyrobek AJ. A groundtruth approach to accurate quantitation of fluorescence microarrays. Proc. Microarrays: Optical Technologies and Informatics, Michael L. Bittner, Yidong Chen, Andreas N. Dorsel, Edward R. Dougherty, Eds.,, SPIE Vol. 4266, 2001, 35-45, 2001

Presentations

  • "The Clinical Assessment of Movement Neurophysiology", Neurology Department Grand Rounds, Creighton SOM, 2020
  • "Update on Sleep in Movement Disorders", invited lecture for the 16th Annual Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Update, Omaha, NE via Zoom, 2020
  • "The Movement Neurophysiology Lab", Invited Lecture, Movement Subspecialty Didiactics, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2020
  • "Inpatient Movement Disorders", Creighton/CHI Neurology Department Grand Rounds, 2019
  • "Update on Parkinson's Disease",  for the 7th Annual Creighton/CHI Neurology Update for Primary Care Conference, 2019
  • "Approach to the Diagnosis & Treatment of Adult-Onset Cerebellar Ataxia", Creighton/CHI Neurology Department Grand Rounds, Immanuel Medical Center, 2019
  • "The Epic Journey of the Uterus: Update on Functional Movement Disorders", Neurology Grand Rounds, Creighton, 2018
  • "Update on Parkinson, for the 7th Annual Neurology Update for Primary Care Conference, Hilton Omaha, 2018
  • "Overview of Movement Disorders", Immanuel Medical Hospital General Staff meeting, 2018
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology School of Medicine, "Tau in the Tropics", 2017
  • Neuroanatomy: Treasures From the Bilge. Guest lecturer, St. Martinus University School of Medicine, Curacao, 2015
  • Update on Ataxia. Invited speaker, Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders Conference, Mayo Arizona, 2014
  • Burnett MS, Simpson EP, Wong LJ, Josephs KA. Symptomatic palatal tremor in a patient with mitochondrial recessive ataxia syndrome (MIRAS). Poster Presentation, Movement Disorder Society 12th International Congress, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • Burnett MS, Josephs KA, Ahlskog JE. Swiss Cheese Striatum: Clinical Spectrum. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • Burnett MS, Fujishiro H, Frigerio R, Klos KJ, Josephs K, DelleDonne A, Parisi JE, Ahlskog JE, Dickson DW. Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation Is Early and Progressive in Lewy Body Disease. Poster Presentation, World Federation of Neurology XVII Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, NE, 2007
  • Burnett MS, Chahal P. Metastatic adenocarcinoma masquerading as necrotizing external otitis. Poster presentation, Minnesota American College of Physicians, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
  • Burnett MS, Hopf HW, Turner RS. The effects of intramuscular anesthetic on the sensory and motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, FL, 2002
  • Burnett MS, Hopf HW, Turner RS. The effects of intramuscular anesthetic on the sensory and motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, FL, 2002

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Parkinson's disease, gait disorders, ataxia, dystonia, botulinum toxin injections, medical education

Current Research Projects

  • Identification of Biomarkers in CNS-Derived Blood Exosomes in Parkinson’s Disease Subjects with Dr. Jee-Yeon Hwang of Creighton School of Pharmacy and Neuroscience

Grant Funding Received

  • Money for: Identification of Biomarkers in CNS-Derived Blood Exosomes in Parkinson’s Disease Subjects, Dr. Jee-Yeon Hwang co-investigator

Awards and Honors

  • First Melvin Yahr International Young Scientist Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Brain and Movement Disorders Research, Mayo Clinic, 2019
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2018-2019 school year, Medical Students of Creighton, 2019