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Barrie James Hurwitz

Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Box 3184 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
122 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710


The general focus of my work is clinical neurology and teaching, including the diagnosis of neurologic conditions and their specific treatment.

I am not engaged in any laboratory research.

I am involved in the following clinical trials: (1) Principal investigator of double-blind, placebo-controlled research study on the safety and efficacy of Betaseron in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis; (2) principal investigator of compassionate administration of open label Ropinirole in the treatment of Parkinson's disease; (3) NORG neurology consultant; and (4) investigator for the collaborative study of hereditary basis of Parkinson's disease with Dr. Allen Roses.

My academic work is as a clinical neurologist with special interests in Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebrovascular disease.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine · 2011 - Present Neurology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) · 1968 M.B.B.Ch.