Faculty & Staff


Dr BurnettMargaret Burnett, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pathology


Director, LAC+USC Multiple Sclerosis Clinics
Keck School of Medicine at USC


Dr. Burnett earned her M.D. in 1987 from the University of Tennessee, and completed her residency training at the University of Chicago in 1991, where she also received specialized training in neuropathology and molecular neuro-oncology. She joined USC as an Assistant Professor of Neurology in 1996. She has also served as the Director of the LAC+USC Multiple Sclerosis clinics, including Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital, for more than 10 years, where her work has allowed low-income and under-insured individuals to receive quality care through the public county health-care system. In addition to the county clinics, Dr. Burnett sees patients with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions affecting the central nervous system at the private USC Neurology Clinic. She is recognized nationally as an MS specialist and was recently interviewed by NBC Los Angeles for information on MS.

Dr. Burnett is an active participant as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in multiple clinical trials to test new drug treatments for MS. She is especially interested in establishing biomarkers for disease activity in both relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive MS patients and also, in identification of the best treatment for MS patients based on careful consideration of clinical, MRI and biomarker data. Finally, Dr. Burnett has a special interest in the study of neurodegeneration and new strategies for treatment in patients with secondary progressive MS.

Dr. Burnett is a member of American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuropathology and Multiple Sclerosis section of the American Academy of Neurology and serves on the Clinical Advisory Council for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California and Nevada Chapter.


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Dr. Burnett's interview with NBCLA on June 19, 2012

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