Thomas Burnstine

Thomas Burnstine, MD – Neurology Specialist

Attracted by street art and old-school hip-hop, he built his own darkroom when he relocated to the reservation. Additionally, he studied photography history – particularly that of New York School photography – from its very inception.

He is trained to diagnose and treat disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles and autonomic nervous system. He practices at multiple locations throughout Libertyville. IL.

Early Life and Education

Thomas Burnstine was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After attending Rush Medical College of Rush University and earning his doctorate, he went into practice in Libertyville IL ever since – affiliated with many hospitals including Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Condell Medical Center as well as participating in Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.

Neurology, or the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the brain, spinal cord and rest of the nervous system, includes numerous tests and scans as well as therapy/medication options. With an outstanding patient satisfaction rating of 4.7 and multiple insurance plans accepted he is board certified in Neurology.

Professional Career

Tom’s work has been featured in various magazines such as Time, People, Business Week, Barron’s and National Geographic Traveler. Additionally, he has shot covers for several books such as Wesley Snipes biography book.

As a newspaper photojournalist, Tom regularly earned accolades from both the National Press Photographer’s Association and California Newspaper Photographers’ Association. Additionally, he served as cinematographer on several feature films and television productions.

Dr. Thomas Burnstine has over 39 years of experience and practices neurology at his practice located in Libertyville, IL. He attended Rush Med Coll of Rush Univ before accepting multiple insurance plans as a board-certified specialist with an average patient rating of 4.7 and an acclaimed book written entitled “Within Shadows”.

Achievement and Honors

Burnstine is one of the few artists today still actively exploring alternative photographic processes. She uses these processes to craft visually unique and emotionally captivating visual landscapes inspired by dreams and night terrors; all captured using traditional photography without digital manipulation post-processing later.

Her work has been shown in galleries worldwide and included in both private and public collections. Within Shadows was published by CHARTA Editions in Europe and received the Gold award from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris in the Professional Fine Art Books category.

She has received several prestigious honors, such as the School of Public Health Community Service Award and University of Washington Science Communication Fellowship, in addition to serving on both boards: Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association.

Personal Life

Dr. Thomas Burnstine, MD is a neurology specialist in Libertyville, IL who has been practicing for 39 years since graduating from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 1984. They are affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital as well as multiple insurance plans.

MK: Susan, you have long been known as a specialist in black and white photography; however, you recently released some new color work that marks a change. What inspired this transition?

Initial goal was to capture her dream-like visions without resorting to post-processing digital manipulations. To reach this objective, she constructed 23 handmade film cameras from plastic, vintage camera parts and household objects using rubber lenses as single element lenses; images captured this way can often be unexpected and technically demanding, compelling her to rely on instinct and intuition instead of digital editing programs for interpretation of dreams.

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