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Professor of Neurology The Committees on Immunology and Neurobiology

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Barry G.W. Arnason, MD
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 is also exploring the protective effect of pregnancy in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Arnason has interest in nervous system immune system interaction.

In addition, Dr. Arnason is overseeing clinical trials of several medications for multiple sclerosis including beta-interferon, retinoic acid and copaxone.


Areas of Expertise


University of Manitoba

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of Manitoba
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency: University of Manitoba
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts 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
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1964

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French