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Barry Festoff, MD, Neurology, Kansas City, MO


Neurology Kansas City, MO

Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurorehabilitation

"President and Founder pHLOGISTIX LLC Professor of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center"

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  • Office

    1714 Holmes Street, Suite 4
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone+1 816-679-2915
    Fax+1 888-368-2880
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  • Dr. Barry Festoff is a neurologist in Kansas City, MO and has retired from the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he had a large research laboratory. He is a Professor of Neurology at The University of Kansas Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has practiced neurology for 51 years. He specialized in neuromuscular medicine and neurorehabilitation and is experienced in concussion neurodiagnostics and drug discovery to treat neuroinflammation in neurodegeneration and neurotrauma.

    At pHLOGISTIX we are researching critical pathways involving coagulation and inflammation in the brain to develop innovative new drugs to help athletes, soldier

Education & Training

  • University of Miami/Jackson Health System
    University of Miami/Jackson Health SystemResidency, Neurology, 1969 - 1971
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1966 - 1969
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
    University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineClass of 1966, M.D.
  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaBA, 1958 - 1962

Certifications & Licensure

  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 1980 - 2024
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 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
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Microglial activation, increased TNF and SERT expression in the prefrontal cortex define stress-altered behaviour in mice susceptible to anhedonia  
    Couch, Y., Anthony, D. C., Dolgov, O., Revischin, A., Festoff, B., Santos, A. I., Steinbusch, H. W. and Strekalova, T., Brain Behavior and Immunity, 3/2013
  • Protein crosslinking, tissue transglutaminase, alternative splicing and neurodegeneration.  
    Citron, B.A., Suo, Z., SantaCruz, K.S., Davies, P.J. A., Qin, F. and. Festoff, B.W, Neurochem
  • Spinal cord injury and neuronal cell death: apoptosis and implications for future treatment.  
    Citron B.A, Arnold, P.M., Ameenuddin, S. and Festoff, B.W, Sem
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Muscle- derived thrombin elicits axon retraction and death in motor neurons through direct and indirect signal mechanisms.
    Popovik, E., Haynes, L.W., Festoff, B.W., Citron, B.A. and Heywood, D, Federation of European Neuroscience Sociteies, Brighton, UK
  • Neurotrophic regulation of 16S muscle end-plate acetylcholinesterase.
    Fernandez, H.L., Duell, M.J. and Festoff, B.W, IVth International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases, Montreal
  • In vivo evidence of potential pathogenetic role of tissue transglutaminase (tTG) in Lewy body (LB) formation and neuronal degeneration.
    Suo, Z., SantaCruz, K., Meredith, G.E., Petroske, E., Lau, Y-S, Citron, B.A and Festoff, B, Neurosci
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Grant Support

  • Serine Proteases And Their Serpins In AmyloidogenesisNational Institute On Aging1991