Margaret Ellen Burnett, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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Dr. Burnett is board certified in neurology and neuropathology. Her clinical and research interests center on the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis. She is engaged in research studying autoimmune diseases and their effects on the nervous system and is an investigator for a number of clinical trials. Dr. Burnett directs the multiple sclerosis clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Burnett also serves as the Program Director for the Neurology Clerkship, a required rotation for all USC medical students.


  • Hypertension and hypertension severity in Hispanics/Latinx with MS Mult Scler. 2021 10; 27(12):1894-1901. . View in PubMed
  • Effectiveness of film as a health communication tool to improve perceptions and attitudes in multiple sclerosis Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2021 Jan-Mar; 7(1):2055217321995947. . View in PubMed
  • Native ancestry is associated with optic neuritis and age of onset in hispanics with multiple sclerosis Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Nov; 5(11):1362-1371. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric-Onset and Adult-Onset Multiple Sclerosis in Hispanic Americans J Child Neurol. 2016 07; 31(8):1068-73. . View in PubMed
  • Review of meningioma histopathology Neurosurg Focus. 2007; 23(4):E3. . View in PubMed
  • Liver X receptor activation decreases the severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis J Neurosci Res. 2006 Nov 01; 84(6):1225-34. . View in PubMed
  • Differential twin concordance for multiple sclerosis by latitude of birthplace Ann Neurol. 2006 Jul; 60(1):56-64. . View in PubMed
  • Increased CXCL8 (IL-8) expression in Multiple Sclerosis J Neuroimmunol. 2004 Oct; 155(1-2):161-71. . View in PubMed