Barry A. Hendin MD

Dr. Barry A. Hendin is a board certified neurologist with over 45 years of experience and a special clinical interest in Multiple Sclerosis. Originally from Missouri, Dr. Hendin received his medical degree from Washington University Medical School in 1968, interned at St. Louis Jewish Hospital from 1968-1969, and completed his residency and fellowship at Barnes Hospital in Missouri in 1972. He relocated to Arizona in the mid 1970s. An Air Force veteran, Dr. Hendin’s extensive career includes working as Chief of Neurology at Wright-Patterson AFB for two years and as Chief of Neurology for 35 years for Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as serving as Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Banner University Medical Center from 2015 to 2020. He joined the Center for Neurology and Spine in 2020 as one of a core group of neurologists dedicated to the newly-launched, comprehensive and multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Center of Arizona at the Center for Neurology and Spine.

Dr. Hendin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been named a “Top Doc” every year (but one) between 1995 and 2019 and is the only neurologist to have received this honor more than 20 times. He was also named Health Professional of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Arizona chapter, in 2007 and 2009. Dr. Hendin currently sits on the NMSS Board of Directors in addition to serving as the chief medical officer for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. With a passion for research and teaching as well as treating patients, he educates future doctors as a clinical professor of neurology at the University of Arizona Medical School and is involved in teaching locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to MS. He stays apprised of the latest developments in MS diagnosis, treatment and management through his continuous involvement in research and emerging therapies, and has served as principal investigator for more than 115 clinical trials and counting.

Dr. Hendin’s clinical interest in Multiple Sclerosis began in 1993 when the very first disease-modifying medication for MS was developed. With science continually fueling new knowledge about the disease as well as a growing list of effective treatment options, Dr. Hendin feels his work with MS and MS patients fulfills his life’s mission: to live with purpose in a way that requires him to constantly learn and grow in the service of others. His philosophy is to take the best care he can of each individual patient, dealing comprehensively with the issues of MS from diagnosis through the course of the disease, with compassion and the overarching goal of delaying and reducing long-term disability. When he is not working, Dr. Hendin enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, three grown children (including fellow Center for Neurology and Spine neurologist and MS expert Lori Hendin Travis), and his 16 grandchildren.

Education
MD– Washington University Medical School (St. Louis, Missouri)
Internship– St. Louis Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, Missouri)
Residency, Neurology– Barnes Hospital (St. Louis, Missouri)

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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