DepartmentsNeurosurgerySurgerySpecialty GroupsBrain Tumor ProgramLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Appointments 507-512-6283 Request an appointment online Share this page via: Facebook Twitter Print Conditions treatedAstrocytomaBrain metastasisBrain tumorEpendymomaGlioblastomaMedulloblastomaMeningiomaOligodendroglioma Procedures performedAwake brain surgeryBrain stereotactic radiosurgeryBrain tumor surgeryGamma knife surgeryIntraoperative magnetic resonance imaging InterestsSurgical neuro-oncologyBrain tumor clinical trialsRegenerative neurosurgeryTranslational neuroregenerationRadiation-induced brain injuryCognitive outcomes; quality of lifeNeurosurgical innovation Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2016Residency - Neurological SurgeryStanford Hospitals and Clinics2014Research Fellowship - Post-doctoral research fellowship, Stanford University (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Fellow): Reactivating the neural stem cell niche after irradiation or genetic ablation of neural stem cells; Transcriptional bioinformatics of neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and neurorejuvination. Advisor: Theo Palmer, Ph.D.; Primary collaborator: Purvesh Khatri, Ph.D.Stanford University2009MDUniversity of Minnesota2007Ph.D. - Ph.D. dissertation research: Stem cells and ischemic brain injury. Advisors: Catherine Verfaillie, M.D. and Walter Low, Ph.D.University of Minnesota2004Visiting Student - Visiting student researcher, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: The role of Nurr1 in dopaminergic differentiation of adult stem cells. Advisor: Ernest Arensas, Ph.D.Karolinska Institute2001BS - Biology and Biochemistry; Graduated Summa Cum LaudeColumbia Union College2000Undergraduate Research Fellow - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN: Investigation of point of care platelet function assays for use during cardiopulmonary bypass. Advisor: Mark Ereth, M.D.Mayo Clinic RochesterShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2020Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryAwards and honors2021American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons2019Distinguished Early Career Alumni AwardUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2015Newman Award for NeuroscienceSan Francisco Neurological Society2014Academy Award Runner upAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery2014Basic Science AwardWestern Neurosurgical Society2014Best Oral Presentation AwardStanford Neuroscience Forum2014Boldrey Award for NeuroscienceSan Francisco Neurological Society2014Rubenstein Award - Award to Mentee (Matthew Li)American Brain Tumor Association2014GrantStanford Society of Physician Scholars2013Honorable MentionOlympus Digit Imaging Competition2012Speaker Travel AwardNeurological Society of India/ASSAN2012FellowshipCalifornia Institute of Regenerative Medicine 2011Basic Science AwardWestern Neurosurgical Society2007Dean's ListUniversity of Minnesota2006Doctoral Dissertation FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota2006Travel AwardAmerican Society for Neural Therapy and Repair2005Hough Parkinson's GrantUniversity of Minnesota2005Predoctoral Travel AwardSociety of Neuroscience2005Chancellor's ListWho's Who Among Graduate Students of American Universities and Colleges2004Tissue Engineering FellowshipBMEI2004Chancellor's ListWho's Who Among Graduate Students of American Universities and Colleges2004Outstanding Achievement in NeuroscienceSmithburg Memorial Prize 2003Honors DistinctionUniversity of Minnesota2003Science and Technology Fellowship3M2002Honors DistinctionUniversity of Minnesota2001Dean's ListUniversity of Minnesota2000MemberWho's Who Among Graduate Students of American Universities and Colleges2000Dean's ListColumbia Union College1999Dean's ListColumbia Union College1998Dean's ListColumbia Union College1997Dean's ListColumbia Union CollegeShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2018 - presentCorresponding MemberWestern Neurosurgical Society2018 - presentMemberNeurosurgery Residency Education Committee2017 - presentNeuro-oncology committee MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology2016 - 2019MemberNeurosurgery Residency Research Committee2015 - presentMemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology2013 - 2016MemberStanford Society of Physician Scholars2009 - presentMemberAANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery2009 - presentMemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons2009 - presentMemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons2009 - presentMemberInternational Society for Stem Cell Research2009 - presentMemberSociety of Neuroscience2009 - presentMemberMinnesota Medical Association2008 - presentMemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society2007 - presentMemberKappa Phi Kappa Graduate Student Honor Society1999 - presentMemberAlpha Chi National Academic Honor SocietyShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Conditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20231104 Doctors & Medical Staff Burns, Terence (Terry) C. M.D., Ph.D.