Barry G.W. Arnason, MD

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Professor of Neurology

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Barry Arnason, MD, is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis, autoimmune neuropathies and myasthenia gravis. His clinical interests also include facial nerve problems, Guillain-Barre syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and Bell's palsy. Dr. Arnason sees several thousand patients per year — many are national and international referrals.

Dr. Arnason's research focuses on immune cell function in multiple sclerosis. His laboratory is looking at the role of certain immune cells, including T suppressor cells, IFN-secreting cells and NK cells. He has explored the protective effect of pregnancy in multiple sclerosis, and has an interest in nervous system-immune system interaction.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Manitoba


  • Massachusetts General Hospital; University of Manitoba


  • Massachusetts General Hospital; Saint Boniface General Hospital
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1964

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French