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Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCPC

Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCPC Physician

Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Division Director, Center for Neuroinflammation and Neurotherapeutics Melissa and Paul Anderson President's Distinguished Professor

Dr. Bar-Or is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: McGill University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology, National American Association of Immunologists, National American Neurological Association, National Americas Committee, Treatment and Research in MS, National Canadian Consortium of MS Clinics, National Canadian Medical Association, National Canadian Neurological Science Federation, National Clinical Immunology Society, National Federation of American Society for Experimental Biologists, National Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, National International Society of Neuroimmunology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bar-Or is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Ghadiri M, Rezk A, Li R, Evans A, Luessi F, Zipp F, Giacomini PS, Antel J: Dimethyl fumarate-induced lymphopenia in MS due to differential T-cell subset apoptosis Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 4 (3): 2017.

Aubert-Broche B, Weier K, Longoni G, Fonov VS, Bar-Or A, Marrie RA, Yeh EA, Narayanan S, Arnold DL, Verhey LH, Banwell B, Collins DL;: Monophasic demyelination reduces brain growth in children Neurology : 2017.

Hauser SL, Bar-Or A, Comi G, Giovannoni G, Hartung HP, Hemmer B, Lublin F, Montalban X, Rammohan KW, Selmaj K, Traboulsee A, Wolinsky JS, Arnold DL, Klingelschmitt G, Masterman D, Fontoura P, Belachew S, Chin P, Mairon N, Garren H, Kappos L: OPERA I and OPERA II Clinical Investigators. Ocrelizumab versus Interferon Beta-1a in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis N Engl J Med. 376 (3): 221-234,2017.

Montalban X, Hauser SL, Kappos L, Arnold DL, Bar-Or A, Comi G, de Seze J, Giovannoni G, Hartung HP, Hemmer B, Lublin F, Rammohan KW, Selmaj K, Traboulsee A, Sauter A, Masterman D, Fontoura P, Belachew S, Garren H, Mairon N, Chin P, Wolinsky J: ORATORIO Clinical Investigators. Ocrelizumab versus Placebo in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis N Engl J. 376 (3): 221-234,2017.

Li R, Rezk A, Ghadiri M, Luessi F, Zipp F, Li H, Giacomini PS, Antel J, Bar-Or A*: Dimethyl Fumarate Treatment Mediates an Anti-Inflammatory Shift in B Cell Subsets of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis J Immunol. 198 (2): 691--698,2017.

Rozenberg A, Rezk A, Boivin MN, Darlington PJ, Nyirenda M, Li R, Jalili F, Winer R, Artsy EA, Uccelli A, Reese JS, Planchon SM, Cohen JA, Bar-Or A: Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Impact Th17 and Th1 Responses Through a Prostaglandin E2 and Myeloid-Dependent Mechanism. Stem Cells Transl Med. pii: sctm.2015-0243 (11): 2016.

Li R, Rezk A, Miyazaki Y, Hilgenberg E, Touil H, Shen P, Moore C, Michel L, Althekair F, Rajasekharan S, Gommerman J, Prat A, Fillatreau S and Bar-Or A on behalf of the 'Canadian B cells in MS Team': Proinflammatory GM-CSF producing B cells: implication in multiple sclerosis and B cell depletion therapy Sci Transl Med 7 (310): 166,2015.

Makhani N, Banwell B, Tellier R, Yea C, McGovern S, O'Mahony J, Ahorro JM, Arnold D, Sadovnick AD, Marrie RA, Bar-Or A; Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network: Viral exposures and MS outcome in a prospective cohort of children with acquired demyelination Mult Scler 22 (3): 385-8,2016.

Bar-Or A, Wiendl H, Miller B, Benamor M, Truffinet P, Church M, Menguy-Vacheron F: Randomized study of teriflunomide effects on immune responses to neo-antigen and recall antigens Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2 (2): e70,2015.

Moore CS, Cui QL, Warsi NM, Durafourt BA, Zorko N, Owen DR, Antel JP, and Bar-Or A: Direct and Indirect Effects of Immune and Central Nervous System–Resident Cells on Human Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Differentiation J Immunol 194 (2): 761-72,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Multiple Sclerosis Division
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street - 3 Dulles Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 220-9384
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)