John Barr, MD

John Barr, MD, has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. He has had a long-standing interest in the endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke, and authored the first published report from North America of a series of patients treated for ischemic stroke by direct intra-arterial drug infusion. Dr. Barr is also one of the first physicians in the United States to perform percutaneous vertebroplasty for the treatment of painful osteoporotic spinal fractures. He currently serves as the medical director of neurointerventional surgery for Scripps Health. In addition, Dr. Barr is a member of numerous academic and professional societies and is a former president of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Read more

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Neuro Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology, 1997
  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 1991

Medical Education

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, MD, 1986

Residencies

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, 1991

Fellowships

  • University of Pittsburgh, Neuroradiology, 1993
  • University of Pittsburgh, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, 1991