Robert Stephen Burgerman, M.D.

Robert Stephen Burgerman, M.D.

August 21, 1958 – July 12, 2013

Robert Stephen Burgerman, M.D. died unexpectedly in his sleep, presumed due to a cardiac event, early July 12, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Linda Clare Ramatowski, NP; son of Arthur Burgerman, M.D. and the late Ivey Marilyn Burgerman; brother to Susan Burgerman, Ph.D. and Lauren Bergman.

He was born in Georgetown, DC but resided in Sacramento, California for the past 21 years. He earned degrees in electrical engineering and medicine at Washington University. He completed his neurology residency and EEG fellowship at University of Maryland and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bob was known to be a careful and meticulous neuroscientist, epileptologist, and clinical neurophysiologist. His areas of interests included functional brain mapping and the surgical treatment of epilepsy. He was distinguished by his commitment to detail, but also by his compassion, the ability to connect with individuals with epilepsy, and to provide the necessary tools to enable individuals to make informed healthcare choices.

He was the founder and medical director of the Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He served on the medical staff of Sutter Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and University of California Davis in Sacramento. He served as the medical director for the adult epilepsy monitoring unit and neurodiagnostic laboratory at Sutter Medical Center. He was on the deep brain stimulation clinical team and served as the vice chair for the Institutional Review Committee at Sutter Medical Center. He was a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society, the Southern EEG Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Medical Association.

Bob had a lighter side that was not always seen by many people; he had a dry sense of humor, keen wit, and had a kind and generous heart. He enjoyed windsurfing, skiing, hiking, and playing the saxophone. He will be greatly missed by his patients, family, and friends. Be at peace Bob.

Donations can be made in his memory to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California,