Leland J.C. Scott, PH.D., M.D

Specializing in:
Neuromuscular Disorders • ALS • Muscle Biopsy • Interpretation • Muscular Dystrophy • Peripheral Neuropathy
Leland J.C. Scott Minneapolis Neurology Clinic

Because patients generally recognize that something is wrong long before testing can pinpoint the problem, I pay careful attention to patients’ symptomatic complaints. I believe that an accurate diagnosis requires the science of medicine, but the art of medicine is the key to successful treatment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry, with honors – Stanford University, 1982
  • Doctorate Degree – Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Doctor of Medicine – M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Internal Medicine Internship – Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, 1990-1991
  • Neurology Residency – Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 1991-1994
  • Fellowship – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1994-1996
  • Neuromuscular Fellowship – Washington University, St Louis, 2001-2002


  • Board Certified – Psychiatry and Neurology


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Section of American Academy of Neurology
  • Medical Director, North Memorial Sleep Medicine, 2010-present
  • Chief of Neurology, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Medical Executive Committee, North Memorial Health Care, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – Minneapolis Community & Technical College Sleep Technologist Program, 2013 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Mentoring Physician – University of Minnesota Neurology Residency Program, 2010 – present
  • Instructor in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2009-2010
  • Chief Resident in Neurology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2008-2009
  • Strollo PJ, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, DeVries N, Cornelius JR, et al.  Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  New England Journal of Medicine 2014; 370:139-49.
  • Cornelius JR, Pittock SJ, McKeon A, Lennon VA, Aston PA, Josephs KA, Tippmann-Peikert M, Silber MH.  Sleep Manifestations of Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Autoimmunity.  Archives of Neurology 2011; 68(6):733-38.
  • Cornelius JRQuestions and Answers in Sleep Medicine. Minnesota Health Care News 2011; 9(8):8-9.
  • Cornelius JR, Tippmann-Peikert M, Slocumb NL, Frerichs CF, Silber MH.  Impulse Control Disorders with the use of  Dopaminergic Agents in Restless Legs Syndrome: A Case-Control Study.  Sleep 2010; 33(1):81-7.
  • Cornelius JR.  Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine [Book Review].  Neurology 2010; 75:840.
  • Cornelius JR, Boes CJ, Ghearing G, Leavitt JA, Kumar N.  Visual symptoms in the Heidenhain Variant of  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  Journal of Neuroimaging 2009; 19:283-87.
  • Cornelius JR, Zubkov AY, Wijdicks EFM.  Following the Clot in Spectacular Shrinking Deficit.  Reviews in Neurological Diseases 2008; 5(2):92-4.
  • “Effects of the Inspire Implantable Nerve Stimulation System on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Primary investigator, North Memorial Sleep Health Center. Sponsor: Inspire Medical Systems (Maple Grove, MN); 2010-present.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William and Mary, 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2005
  • Excellence in Internship – Best Preliminary Intern, Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Chief Resident Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology, 2009
  • National Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award, Clinical Research Forum, 2015
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2015-2018
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors – Rising Stars, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2016-2018
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Burnsville Office

501 East Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
Outreach Location:
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Baxter
13205 Isle Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
952-435-8516 (Appointments)
Hospital Affiliation:
Active Staff:
Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 East Nicollet Boulevard
Burnsville, MN 55337
Courtesy Staff:
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis
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