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January 8, 2022

Dr. Barbara Giesser Receives 2022 Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award

by Amelia Garrison

The American Academy of Neurology, American Brain Foundation, and Ted M. Burns Award selection committee announced Dr. Barbara Giesser, FAAN, FANA, as the recipient of the 2022 Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award. The award honors a member of the neurology profession for exhibiting humanism in four categories: leadership, advocacy, innovation, and creativity.

Named for Ted M. Burns, an eminent neurologist specializing in neuromuscular diseases, this award celebrates neurologists who have changed the paradigm for humanism and education, and in doing so, broadened the reach and scope of neurology internationally. These are individuals who have advocated for their patients and inspired their colleagues to do the same through innovative education and benevolent care.

This outstanding achievement is one of many for Dr. Giesser, who is the recipient of dozens of awards in education and expert patient care. As a neurologist who specializes in treating people with Multiple Sclerosis at the Pacific Brain Health Center, Dr. Giesser is pushing the frontier of neurological research and education, as well as patient care. She combines state-of-the-art diagnostics and a personalized medication plan for each patient and emphasizes lifestyle and wellness strategies into her neurologic treatment plan.

Dr. Giesser has been listed in the “Best Doctors of America” since 2015, received the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center “Exceptional Physician Award” in 2015, and was honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by her election to their Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2018.

Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is proud to commend Dr. Giesser for her outstanding contributions to neurology, which continue to inspire the next generation of neurologists. Congratulations, Dr. Giesser!

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About Dr. Barbara Giesser

Barbara Giesser, MD

Barbara Giesser, MD, FAAN, FANA, is an internationally recognized clinician and award-winning educator who has specialized in the care of persons with Multiple Sclerosis since 1982. Dr. Giesser’s approach to the diagnosis & management of persons with MS combines state-of-the-art diagnostics and a personalized medication plan for each patient with an emphasis on integrating lifestyle and wellness strategies into the neurologic treatment plan.

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Amelia Garrison MPhil

Amelia Garrison

Amelia is the Coordinator of Marketing & Communications at Pacific Neuroscience Insitute (PNI). She leads the PNI blog, newsletter, and digital communications.

Last updated: January 19th, 2022