Dr. Barry William Festoff MD Neurologist

Dr. Barry Festoff is a neurologist in Lenexa, Kansas and is affiliated with Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for 48 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: General Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurorehabilitation

Clinical Interests: Drug Discovery To Treat Neuroinflammation, Drug Discovery To Treat Neuroinflammation In Cns Injury, Drug Discovery To Treat Neuroinflammation In Neurodegeneration

Education & Medical Training

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Residency, Neurology, 1969–1971

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1966–1969

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Class of 1966

University of Florida
Other Training, 1958–1962

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 39 years in Neurology

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
1984

Visiting Professor, University of Calgary
2010

Visiting Professor, Consumer’s Research Council of America; Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2010

Visiting Professor, Florida International University
2009

Visiting Professor, Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Cente
2006

Visiting Neuroscientist, Experimental Neuropharmacology, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
2005

Scientific Advisory Committee, Western ALS (WALS) Consortium
2004

Elected to ASIA, American Spinal Injury Association
2004

Chair, ymposium on PARs in CNS Development, Sydney, Australia
2002

Colloquium Chair on PARs in the Nervous System, American Society for Neurochemistry, Palm Beach, FL
2002

Session Chair and Speaker, Thrombin, PARs and Neurodegeneration, FASEB Summer Research Conf
2001

Invited Speaker, 2nd International Society for Proteolysis Congress, Munich, Germany
2001

Faculty Research Investigator Award, University of Kansas Medical Center
2001

Invited speaker, Fondation Ipsen, Symposium on Protein Aggregation in Neurodegeneration, Paris
2000

Organizer and invited speaker, Congress on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair, Magdeburg, Germany
2000

Invited speaker, ransglutaminases and Neurodegeneration Symposium, American Society for Neurochemistry, Chicago
2000

Inducted, University of Miami School of Medicine Hall of Fame
1999

VA National Research Middleton Award, Chancellor's Club Research University of Kansas
1999

Poste Verte Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Plasticité Cérébrale,, Université de Montpellier II, Montpellier, FRANCE;
1998

Session chair, Neurobiology and Beyond, Thrombin and Vascular Medicine, FASEB Summer Research Conference, Saxton's River, VT; Symposium speaker, Neuronal Cell Death During Development and Disease, 3rd International Society of African Neuroscience, Capetown, South Af
1997

Session chair, Extravascular Effects of Thrombin, FASEB Summer Research Conference, Newer Aspects of Thrombin, Copper Mountain, CO; Special Emphasis Panel, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda
1995

Professeur et Chaire de l'Académie des Sciences Française, French Academy of Sciences, Institut de France, Paris, FRANCE
1994

Behavioral and Neuroscience Special Emphasis Panel, NLS3-1 Study Section, NIH, DRG, Bethesda, MD; Short Term Fellow, Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics Course, Eleanor Roosevelt, University of Colorado Medical Center
1993

Member, Credentialing and Publications Committees, American Society for Neurorehabilitation
1992

Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Space Biology and Medicine, COSMOS, Leningrad, USSR
1991

Member, eurobiology Merit Review Panel, Veterans Affairs
1990

Chair, Working Group on Defining Biochemical and Molecular Biology Limits of ALS
1990

Organizer and Director, Advanced Research Workshop "Regulation of Extravascular Fibrinolytic Enzymes and Their Inhibitors, the Serpins, in the Nervous System", NATO
1989

Named as Long Term representative, American Academy of Neurology to Council of Medical Sub-Specialty Societies
1988

Scientific Advisory Board, nternational ALS.MND Research Foundation Monteggio
1987

National Advisory Board ALS/Neuromuscular Disease Research Foundation, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
1987

Biographical listing, Who's Who in the Midwest
1986

Career Development Awardee, Medical Investigatorship Award, Veterans Administration
1985

Visiting Scientist (Maitre de Recherche, 1 Classe), Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale (I.N.S.E.R.M.)
1984

Elected, Member of The Corporation, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
1984

American Academy of Neurology, National ALS Foundation
1983

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
1982

Elected to American Neurological Association, National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation
1980

Elected to American Society of Biological Chemists, merican Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
1980

Elected Member, American Neurological Association
1980

Elected Member, Elected to American Society of BiAmerican Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
1980

Organizing Committee, Symposium on Clinical Management of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
1979

Examiner, Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1977

Chairman, Neurochemistry Session, Sixth Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience
1976

Chairman, Session on Phospholipids, American Society for Neurochemistry Annual Meeting
1976

Mary Jennifer Selznick Fellow, Workshop on Huntington's and other Genetic Disease
1976

Principal Proponent, Veterans Administration
1976

A.F.Bennett Basic Research Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
1969

National Multiple Sclerosis postdoctoral Fellowship, Molecular Neurobiology Lab, Duke University
1968

NIH postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Training Program in Molecular Biology, Duke University
1967

Dr. Joseph, Collins Foundation Scholarship
1966

Roche Medical Student Award, Peninsula Life Insurance Scholarship
1966

Medical School Research Award, 2nd Prize, Peninsula Life Insurance Scholarship
1966

Elected, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society
1965

Freshman Anatomy Award
1963

Publications & Presentations

Beach, R.L., Popiela, H. and Festoff, B.W

Popovik, E., Haynes, L.W., Festoff, B.W., Citron, B.A. and Heywood, D

Fernandez, H.L., Duell, M.J. and Festoff, B.W

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