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Richard J. Barohn, MD

Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Dr. Richard Barohn is currently a professor in the Department of Neurology at The University of Kansas Medical Center. He is board certified in adult neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Barohn holds membership in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology (fellow status), the American Neurological Association, and the Association of University Professors of Neurology.

His present research focuses on myopathies (such as polymyositis and muscular dystrophy), motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis.

Dr. Barohn is the author of more than 200 journal publications and more than 50 book chapters on various aspects of neuromuscular disease. He has served on the editorial board for Neurology and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders. He was the Founding Chair of the Section of Neuromuscular Disease in the American Academy of Neurology.


Representative Publications:

A checklist for clinical trials in rare disease: obstacles and anticipatory actions-lessons learned from the FOR-DMD trial

Gentamicin-induced readthrough of stop codons in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

EULAR/ACR classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and their major subgroups: a methodology report

Ataluren treatment of patients with nonsense mutation dystrophinopathy