Barry Festoff, MD

Barry Festoff, MD

Neurology Lenexa, KS

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

Office Address

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

Barry Festoff, MD

Neurology Lenexa, KS

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

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

Education & Training

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemJackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • University of Miami Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • University of FloridaUniversity of Florida

Certifications & Licensure

  • MO State Medical LicenseMO State Medical License1980 - 2016
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Calgary, 2010
    • Visiting ProfessorConsumer’s Research Council of America; Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2010
    • Visiting ProfessorFlorida International University, 2009

    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

    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


    • 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

    Grant Support

    • Serine Proteases And Their Serpins In AmyloidogenesisNational Institute On Aging
      1991 - 1991

    Hospital Affiliations


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