Barry Festoff, MD

Barry Festoff, MD

Neurology Lenexa, KS

Professor, Neurology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Kansas Univ. Med. Center; CEO, pHLOGISTIX LLC

Office Address

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    8725 Bluejacket St.
    Lenexa, KS 66214
    Phone: (816) 679-2915
    Fax: (913) 888-6928

Dr. Festoff's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: 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

Dr. Festoff's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Faculty MemberUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS
    Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman (1976-1980); Vice-Chairman (1980-1989); Investigator (1976-1998); Neurologist (1976-1989); Director, Medical Advisor (1978-1987); Professor (1980-present); Associate in Gerontology (1981-1988); Investigator (1982-1988); Professor (1998); Professor (1999)
  • Charter facultyKU Medical Center and KU, Lawrence
    Kansas City, KS
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation consultantThe Kansas Institute
    Overland Park and Olathe, KS
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation consultantMeadowbrook Neurologic Hospital
    Gardner, KS
  • Founding DirectorKansas City VAMC
    Kansas City, MO
    Supervised Co-Director; Staff Neurologist (peripheral nerve disease); Neuro-Physiologist; Neuromuscular Nurse Clinician; Muscle-nerve histochemistry technician; Program assistant
  • Neurologist/Neuromuscular ConsultantMenorah Hospital
    Kansas City, MO
  • Neurologist and Neuromuscular ConsultantResearch Medical Center
    Kansas City, MO
  • Neurologist/Neuromuscular ConsultantSt. Luke's Hospital
    Kansas City, MO
  • Acting Chief of StaffNeurobiology Research Laboratory, KCVAMC
  • StaffVeterans Administration Medical Center
    Kansas City, MO
    Chief (1976-1985); VA Medical Investigator (1985-1991); Staff Neurologist (1991-2010)
  • DirectorKansas City VAMC
    Kansas City, MO
    Supervision of junior-level research faculty and principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, research assistants, and administrative coordinator
  • ChiefNeurology Service
    Assistant Chief (Full-Time EMG Lab); Staff Neurologist (Full-Time); Staff Neurologist (3/8 Time EEG, and Evoked Potentials Lab); Neurology Nurse Clinician; EEG Technician (Full-Time) (1) EMG T
  • Adjunct ProfessorWashington School of Psychiatry
    Washington, DC
  • Assistant Neurologist and InvestigatorNINDS, NIH
    Bethesda, MD
  • NeurologistThe Clinical Center
    Bethesda, MD
  • Adjunct ProfessorAntioch College
    Baltimore, MD
  • Program DirectorMedical Neurology Branch
    NIH Bethesda, MD
  • ResidentJackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center
    Miami, FL
    Resident (1969-1971); Instructor (1970-1971)
  • InternDuke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC

Dr. Festoff's Education & Medical Training

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health SystemJackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health SystemResidency, Neurology
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of Miami Sch of MedUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMedical School, M.D.
  • University of FloridaUniversity of FloridaOther Training, BA

Dr. Festoff's Certifications & Licensure

  • MO State Medical LicenseMO State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology, 1975

Dr. Festoff's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • University of CalgaryVisiting ProfessorUniversity of Calgary, 2010
  • Consumer’s  Research Council of America; Visiting Professor, University of  British Columbia, VancouverVisiting ProfessorConsumer’s Research Council of America; Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2010
  • Florida International UniversityVisiting ProfessorFlorida International University, 2009
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Dr. Festoff's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Microglial activation, increased TNF and SERT expression in the prefrontal cortex define stress-altered behaviour in mice susceptible to anhedoniaCouch, 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

  • Roles in Development and Malignant and Degenerative Disease.Chapter: Inhibitors in the Nervous System
    Festoff, B.W
    Editors: Serine Proteases and Their Serpin.Plenum Press, New York
  • Advances in Organ Biology.Chapter: The Synapse in Development, Health and Disease
    Festoff, B.W
    Editors: Hantaï, D. and Citron, B.A.JAI Press, Greenwich
    Edition 2,
  • Pathogenesis of Human Muscular Dystrophies.Chapter: Genetic alterations in surface membranes
    Festoff, B.W
    Editors: L.P. Rowland. Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam
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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 Amyloidogenesis
    Serine Proteases And Their Serpins In AmyloidogenesisNational Institute On Aging
    1991 - 1991

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