Ted Burns, MD


Ted is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a Vice Chair in the Department, Chief of the Neuromuscular Division and Director of the Electromyography Laboratory. He has published over 100 publications about topics in Neurology. His academic focus is in a disease called myasthenia gravis. He was Chair of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America's (MGFA) Medical/Scientific Board from 2013-2015 and won the national MGFA "Doctor of the Year" Award in 2011. One of Ted's other interests is in educating through podcasting. He created and remains editor of two neurology podcasts: one for the journal Neurology (2007-present), which has enjoyed over 5 million total downloads and counting, and another for the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2006-present). He was also the East Coast Correspondent for a popular wine podcast, Grape Radio, from 2007-2010. During that stint, Ted was a James Beard Finalist for his podcasts, "Jefferson and Wine." Ted is married to Bonnie and has three children: Charlie, Elizabeth and Sarah.