Speaker: Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD
Saturday May 19, 2012
History of Lyme Disease and the Basics
Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. M.D. is a well recognized specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated complex infectious diseases, and the chronic illnesses that accompany them. With over two decades of experience and research in this field, he has appeared in and on virtually every form of media, has advised the CDC and NIH, testified before the U.S. Senate, an armed services joint subcommittee, and at various governor’s councils. A founding member of ILADS, he currently is an active Board Member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation.
Burrascano is retired from clinical practice. His current areas of interest include his ongoing project, The Lyme and Associated Diseases Registry which follows each selected patient from the beginning to the end of their illness, tracking symptoms, tests, treatments and outcomes. In addition, he is actively involved in the newly develop blood culture for Borrelia which may help to finally end many of the controversies associated with Lyme Disease. Finally, his lifelong interest in nutrition has come to bear with his present consultative work with various nutritional supplement suppliers.
No longer in clinical practice, Dr. Burrascano works full time in the biotech arena to further medical research in tick-borne and other chronic illnesses.