Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., MD is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated complex infectious diseases, and the chronic illnesses that accompany them. He is best known for his educational presentations and for his monographs on diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Lyme and related tick-borne illnesses- a classic series that has been freely circulated around the world beginning in 1989.
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 Board Member of ILADS, he also served as a Director of the ILADS Educational Foundation.
A graduate of the NYU School of Medicine with a specialty in Internal Medicine, Dr. Burrascano retired from clinical practice in 2006. However, he continues to be active in educating practitioners and the public on issues related to tick-borne diseases. He is an active writer and ghost writer with projects ranging from scientific articles, book chapters, whole textbooks, web page content, public relations releases, book reviews and more.
He currently works full time as an analyst for a private biotech company, helping to bring advanced technologies and treatments out of the lab and into general use. In addition, he is a clinical advisor for a specialty diagnostic lab, and his lifelong interest in nutrition has resulted in his ongoing consultative work with various nutritional supplement suppliers.