Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Graduate School
Vanderbilt University
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco (Neurology)
University of California, San Francisco (Pain Management)


Publication Information


  1. Burish MJ, Fredericks CA, Engstrom JW, Tateo VL, Josephson SA. 2015. Predicting success: What medical student measures predict resident performance in neurology? Clin Neurol Neurosurg 135:69-72.
  2. Burish M, Thoren K, Madou M, Toossi S, Shah, M. 2015.  Hallucinogens causing seizures? A case report of the synthetic amphetamine 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine (DOC). The Neurohospitalist 5:35-42.
  3. Burish MJ, Aysenne A, Singh V. 2014. Multifocal subdural hematomas as the presenting sign of Acquired Hemophilia A; a case report. BMC Research Notes 7:134.
  4. Qi HX, Reed JL, Gharbawie OA, Burish MJ, Kaas JH.  2014.  Cortical neuron response properties are related to lesion extent and behavioral recovery after sensory loss from spinal cord injury in monkeys. J Neurosci, 34:4345-4363.
  5. Stepniewska I, Gharbawie OA, Burish MJ, Kaas JH. 2014.  Effects of muscimol inactivations of functional domains in motor, premotor and posterior parietal cortex on complex movements evoked by electrical stimulation. J Neurophysiol, 111:1100-1119.
  6. Bowes C, Burish M, Cerkevich C, Kaas J. 2013. Patterns of cortical reorganization in the adult marmoset after a cervical spinal cord injury. J Comp Neurol 521(15):3451-63
  7. Reed JL, Pouget P, Qi HX, Zhou Z, Bernard MR, Burish MJ, Kaas JH. 2012.  Effects of spatiotemporal stimulus properties on spike timing correlations in owl monkey primary somatosensory cortex. J Neurophysiol 180(12), 3353-3369.
  8. Bowes C, Massey JM, Burish M, Cerkevich CM, Kaas JH. 2012. Chondroitinase ABC promotes selective reactivation of somatosensory cortex in squirrel monkeys after a cervical dorsal column lesion. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 109(7), 2595-600.
  9. Burish MJ, Peebles JK, Baldwin MK, Tavares L, Kaas JH, Herculano-Houzel S. 2010. Cellular scaling rules for primate spinal cords. Brain Behav Evol. 76(1), 45-59.
  10. Reed JL, Qi HX, Pouget P, Burish MJ, Bonds AB, Kaas JH. 2010. Modular processing in the hand representation of primate primary somatosensory cortex coexists with widespread activation. J Neurophysiol. 2010(104), 3136-3145.
  11. Reed JL, Qi HX, Zhou Z, Bernard MR, Burish MJ, Bonds AB, Kaas JH. 2010. Response properties of neurons in primary somatosensory cortex of owl monkeys reflect widespread spatiotemporal integration. J Neurophysiol 103(4), 2139-2157.
  12. Gharbawie OA, Stepniewska I, Burish MJ, Kaas JH. 2010. Thalamocortical Connections of Functional Zones in Posterior Parietal Cortex and Frontal Cortex Motor Regions in New World Monkeys.  Cereb Cortex [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Kaas JH, Qi H-X, Burish MJ, Gharbawie OA, Onifer SM, Massey JM. 2008. Cortical and subcortical plasticity in the brains of humans, primates, and rats after damage to sensory afferents in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. Exp Neurol, 209, 407-416.
  14. Burish MJ, Stepniewska I, Kaas JH. 2008. Microstimulation and architectonics of frontoparietal cortex in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). J Comp Neurol 507(2), 1151-1168.
  15. Wang SS-H, Shultz JR, Burish MJ, Harrison KH, Hof PR, Towns LC, Wagers MW, Wyatt KD. 2008. Functional Trade-Offs in White Matter Axonal Scaling. J Neurosci 28(15), 4047-4056.
  16. Reed JL, Pouget P, Qi HX, Zhou Z, Bernard MR, Burish MJ, Haitas J, Bonds AB, Kaas JH. 2008. Widespread spatial integration in primary somatosensory cortex. Proc Nat Acad Sci 105(29):10233-10237.
  17. Burish MJ, Kueh HY, Wang SS. 2004. Brain architecture and social complexity in modern and ancient birds. Brain Behav Evol.63(2):107-24.
  18. Moore MC, Burish MJ, Farmer B, Neal DW, Pan C, Cherrington AD. 2003. Chronic hepatic artery ligation does not prevent liver from differentiating portal vs. peripheral glucose delivery. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. Oct;285(4):E845-53.
  19. Chu CA, Galassetti P, Igawa K, Sindelar DK, Neal DW, Burish M, Cherrington AD. 2003. Interaction of free fatty acids and epinephrine in regulating hepatic glucose production in conscious dogs. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. Feb;284(2):E291-301.