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William B. Burnette MD, MS

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, and Interim Division Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Developmental Delay
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neurosciences
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Weakness / Hypotonia


1301 Medical Center Dr., Suite B817
Nashville, TN 37232
2220 Pierce Avenue, Suite B1053
Nashville, TN 37232


  • English


  • Masters of Science - Emory University, 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University, 2001
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
  • Internship - Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
  • Residency - University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Always a good doctors visit . My son feels comfortable in knowing (he's getting the best care ) . Us coming from Johnson City, Tennessee doing a telehealth appointment is a blessing and saves the trouble of sitting in a car for hours.
April 11, 2024
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Having a rare genetic disorder makes it very difficult to find doctors who are willing to listen to your concerns and care enough to find out answers about a particular condition that they might not be familiar with normally. I would rather have a doctor tell me that they don't know the answer to my question but they are willing to look into it rather than dismissing my concerns altogether. Dr Burnette has been willing to work with us and help get answers when other physicians have quickly referred us to other doctors.
December 22, 2023
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November 11, 2023
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Dr. Burnett is knowledgeable and wants the best for our son.
September 14, 2023
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The doctor was very nice, but clearly running behind. Spent a little time with us, but I had to keep asking questions to get the information I needed. He seems like a very good doctor, but just stretched too thin.
August 30, 2023
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It was good but could not tell us another until they do further test
June 19, 2023
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Happy all the way thru clinic visit
May 30, 2023
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I love dealing with Dr. William. He listens to my concerns and he ask plenty of questions.
April 24, 2023
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