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

Melinda S. Burnett, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine


  • Neurology: Movement Disorders

Academic Appointments


  • Neurology


  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

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

Publications and Presentations


  • 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
  • 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


  • The rise (and fall?) of an unwelcome presence, Neurology, 89 (24), 2506-2507, 2017


  • "The Epic Journey of the Uterus: Update on Functional Movement Disorders", Neurology Grand Rounds, Creighton, 2018
  • "Update on Parkinson's", 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

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Parkinson's disease, gait disorders, ataxia, dystonia, botulinum toxin injections, physician burnout

Awards and Honors

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2018-2019 school year, Medical Students of Creighton, 2019