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Gilbert Fanciullo MD, MS (Left), Corey Burchman MD (Right)

Click on the tabs below to read the full biographies of our physicians, Dr. Gilbert Fanciullo and Corey Burchman, the authors of our Prime Videos. Be sure to check back in for future content updates and additional videos!

Dr. Fanciullo was born in New York City and attended the distinguished Stuyvesant High School. He subsequently graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. In medical school he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society which identified him as among the top 15% of medical students in the United States and graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1987.
He completed his postgraduate training at the Harvard credentialed Brigham and Women’s Hospital and ultimately achieved Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He remained on faculty at Harvard but migrated to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he has been a Full Professor for many years.
At Dartmouth he has conducted clinical research primarily in the realm of opioid use in patients with chronic pain and was one of the principle authors of the American Pain Society guidelines.  He was the first researcher in the world to recognize and publish the need to conduct urine toxicology testing on patients using opioids for chronic pain which has now become the national standard.
His other principle line of research involved developing pain and quality of life instruments that could be electronically administered. He has held numerous positions in national organizations and has served on the Boards of both the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine and been the Scientific Program Director for national meetings of both organizations.
Dr. Fanciullo has been voted as one of the best doctors in NH by his peers in the New Hampshire Magazine survey every year they have included Pain Medicine as a category through 2016. Dr. Fanciullo has directed the Pain Management Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 20 years. The pain center has been recognized as a National Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society under his leadership and he founded and was the principle fundraiser for the Palliative Medicine Section at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He has trained hundreds of residents, fellows, and medical students and was one of the first educators in the Country to systematize pain education for all four years at Dartmouth Medical School.
He has prepared documents for the New Hampshire Attorney General; served as a witness for the United States Department of Justice; been referenced in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal; written approximately 100 peer reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, monographs and books, and; was nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan and assigned to serve on the New Hampshire Board of Medicine where he still functions.
Dr. Fanciullo has recently developed an interest in the use of Cannabis for patients with chronic pain and has been a coauthor of national guidelines for the American Pain Society and on a separate guideline published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine addressing the workplace use of medical Cannabis. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife Peggy whom he loves even more than his pit-bull Digby. He relaxes by fishing, golfing, and playing guitar in his rock-and-roll band.

Dr. Corey Burchman is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

He has been a practicing physician for over 30 years.  He is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and serves on the Acute Pain Service at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH, practicing clinical anesthesia and interventional pain medicine.

He is Medical Director of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and the Same Day Surgical Unit, as well as Section Chief for Neurosurgical Anesthesia.

He is actively involved in medical marijuana safe access programs and is one of the Medical Advisors to Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of NH.  He has been instrumental in the design and implementation of large-scale demographic studies looking at how medical cannabis can attenuate the use of prescription opioids for pain.

He is engaged at a national level with education in the field of medical cannabis therapeutics, and has participated is several multistate studies examining the uses of cannabis as a substitution for analgesics and antidepressants.

As a US  Navy physician for over a decade, he served both on land and sea, and on deployment in the Persian Gulf.

At Dartmouth, Dr. Burchman formed BBR Medical Innovations, an IP incubator for novel medical devices. BBR was recently recognized by MassChallenge as one of 128 most promising global start-ups.

He is also the Founder and President Emeritus of the Global Children’s Art Programme, a global non-profit devoted to art education for children in developing nations. He has been leading medical/surgical humanitarian missions to developing nations for over 25 years.

Dr. Burchman is one of the founding partners of The Brain Trust, LLC, a software company involved in education software for management and recognition of traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Burchman has been writing poetry for over 40 years, and his latest published collection, “Spirits of the Playing Surface” (Shires Press) is in its second printing.

One of his main interests is in the neurosciences, the study of the brain and spinal cord. He describes his work as compartmentalized, the left brain called to action for scientific investigations, his right brain for painting, writing, and,  of course, roasting coffee.

Dr. Burchman has a lifelong interest in what defines creativity, both anatomically, and experientially; and how possibly one can enhance the creative imprint we make upon our world.