Tyson Burghardt

Tyson Burghardt graduated in Medicine from the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Toledo. After completing residency training in Neurology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Dr. Burghardt continued at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center and completed Fellowship training in Epilepsy and Electroencephalography. Dr. Burghardt is board certified in Neurology.


Academic Appointments

2012-2019: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Department of Neurology, 2019-present: Associate Professor, Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, July 2021-present: Chief of the Epilepsy Division of the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, July 2021-present: Medical Director of Neurophysiology at Sparrow Hospital, July 2016-present: Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, July 2016-present: Associate Program Director, Epilepsy Fellowship Program


  • M.D., College of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Toledo 2007

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center 2011, Fellowship, Epilepsy and Electroencephalography, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center 2012, Internship, Akron City Hospital 2008


  • Characteristic EEG rhythms with the use of ket- amine in patients with status epilepticus, secondary author, abstract and poster presented at AAN Annual Meet- ing 2012.
  • Crying with sorrow evoked by electrocortical stim- ulation, primary author, Epileptic Disorders 2013 15(1): 72{5.
  • Book Review: MEG: An Introduction to Methods, primary author, Journal of Neurological Sciences 316:1 p. 191, May 2012.


  • Clinical and Radiologic Correlates of Non-Metabolic Triphasic Waves and Epileptiform Activity in Pri- mary Subarachnoid Hemorrhage secondary author, pos- ter presented at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego, CA.
  • Nonmetabolic Triphasic Waves and Frontal Rhyth- mic Slow Activity in Prognosis of Subarachnoid Hem- orrhage, primary author, poster presentation at AES An- nual Meeting 2012.

Research Interests

Dr. Burghardt has the following current projects:

  • Examining temporal dynamics of spikes in interictal EEGs
  • Clinic population based survey of medical cannabis use for epilepsys
  • Hypothermia for super refractory status epilepticus


ABPN Neurology Certi cation, ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology Certi cation, ABPN Epilepsy Certi cation

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