Barrie J. Hurwitz, MB, MRCP, FCP(SA) - Neurology
Dr. Barrie J. Hurwitz reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Hurwitz is Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has served as principal investigator on several research projects regarding the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Dr. Hurwitz is a well-known speaker at national and international neurological conferences and has written or coauthored chapters in books and articles for peer-reviewed medical journals.
- College of Physicians of South Africa (equivalent to American Board of Internal Medicine)
- Royal College of Physicians (London, Glasgow, Edinburgh)
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Bell's Palsy
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Spina Bifida
- MD: Witwatersrand University Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1968
- Internship in Medicine/Surgery, Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University Medical School, 1968–1969
- Senior House Officer, Medicine/Pediatrics, Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University, 1970–1971
- Internal Medicine Residency including Cardiology and Neurology Rotations, Johannesburg General Hospital, Witwatersrand University Medical School, 1971–1973
- Fellowship: Neurology, Cornell University Medical College, 1974–1976
- Instructor in Neurology, Cornell University Medical College, 1976–1977
- Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology, Temple University, 1977–1978
- Duke University Medical
- Assistant Professor, Medicine (Neurology), July 1978–January 1985
- Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine, January 1985
- Associate Professor, Medicine (Neurology) plus Community and Family Medicine, January 1986–present
- Assistant Neurologist, The New York Hospital, 1974–1976
- Neurologist, The New York Hospital, 1976–1977
- Attending Neurologist, Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1977–1978
- Attending Neurologist, The American Oncologic Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1977–1978
- Attending Neurologist, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, 1978–present
- Attending Neurologist, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1978–present
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Cornblath DR, Mellits ED, Griffin JW, et al. (1988). Motor conduction studies in Guillain-Barré syndrome: Description and prognostic value. Annals of Neurology, 23: 354–359.
- Greenberg SJ, Marcon L, Hurwitz BJ, et al. (1988). Elevated interleukin-2 receptor levels in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 319: 1019–1020.
- Multiple Sclerosis Study Group (1990). Efficacy and toxicity of cyclosporine in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Annals of Neurology, 27: 591–605.
- Hurwitz BJ, Bowman M (1988). Neurologic disease. In Cecil Review of Internal Medicine, 4th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
- Hurwitz BJ (1996). The art of history taking. In Neurosurgery, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Last Updated: January 27, 2010