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Paul M. Barr, M.D.

Cancer

Clinical Interests

Hematologic Oncology Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-3258

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Fax: (585) 273-1042

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

As the Director of the Clinical Trials Office for Wilmot Cancer Institute, I oversee our state-of-the-art clinical trials while also educating my patients about their disease so they are as informed as possible. This enables my patients to participate in the process of making the best treatment decisions. Individual patients drew me into the field of hematology/oncology. I am driven by the desire to develop better, less toxic treatments for our lymphoma and leukemia patients. I also have an amazing team working with me that is focused on communicating with and educating our patients, helping them in every aspect of their lives. If I were to recommend one thing to patients, it would be to ask about clinical trials. While a clinical trial may not be appropriate in every circumstance, all patients should learn about these important options. Conditions I Treat - Non-Hodgkin lymphoma - Hodgkin lymphoma - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Professional Background

Paul M. Barr, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Trials Office for the Wilmot Cancer Institute. Dr. Barr received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His postgraduate training included an internship, residency and chief residency at Case Western Reserve University. He subsequently completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at Case Western and now holds subspecialty certification in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. He is a member of the lymphoma committee in the Southwest Oncology Group and serves as principal investigator on several local and national clinical trial treatment protocols for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His research interests focus on the development of novel therapeutics for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma. He has received a NIH funded K12 award during his training for his work with the organic amine Methoxyamine to improve the effect of fludarabine for CLL patients. Most recently, he was awarded a Clinical Research award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation based o his work developing combination therapies targeting molecules within the B cell receptor pathway for CLL and lymphoma patients.

Research

Paul M. Barr, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Trials Office for the Wilmot Cancer Institute. Dr. Barr received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His postgraduate training included an internship, residency and chief residency at Case Western Reserve University. He subsequently completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at Case Western and now holds subspecialty certification in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. He is a member of the lymphoma committee in the Southwest Oncology Group and serves as principal investigator on several local and national clinical trial treatment protocols for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His research interests focus on the development of novel therapeutics for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma. He has received a NIH funded K12 award during his training for his work with the organic amine Methoxyamine to improve the effect of fludarabine for CLL patients. Most recently, he was awarded a Clinical Research award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation based o his work developing combination therapies targeting molecules within the B cell receptor pathway for CLL and lymphoma patients.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1996
BA | Miami University-Oxford
Zoology

2000
MD | Northeastern Ohio Univs Med Sch
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Hematology and Oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland

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Awards

2012 - 2015
Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Investigator

2011 - 2014
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient
Sponsor: NIH

2011 - 2014
Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship

2009
American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute

2008
NIH/NCI K12 Paul Calabresi Scholar
Sponsor: NIH
Location: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Resrve

2006 - 2007
John W. Harris, MD Hematology Scholar Award
Location: Case Western Reserve University

2003 - 2004
Chief Medical Resident
Location: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/20/2017
Barr PM. "Efficacy in the margins of NHL with ibrutinib." Blood.. 2017 Apr 20; 129(16):2207-2208.

4/11/2017
Martin P, Barr PM, James L, Pathak A, Kahl B. "Long-term safety experience with bendamustine for injection in a real-world setting." Expert opinion on drug safety.. 2017 Apr 11; Epub 2017 Apr 11.

4/10/2017
Jones JA, Hillmen P, Coutre S, Tam C, Furman RR, Barr PM, Schuster SJ, Kipps TJ, Flinn IW, Jaeger U, Burger JA, Cheng M, Ninomoto J, James DF, Byrd JC, O'Brien SM. "Use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia treated with single-agent ibrutinib." British journal of haematology.. 2017 Apr 10; Epub 2017 Apr 10.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Rare B Cell Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Book Title: Textbook of Uncommon Cancers
Author List: Barr PM and Friedberg JW
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell2012 in Oxford, England

2010
Chapter Title: Pharmacology of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy
Book Title: Adult Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: Biology and Treatment
Author List: Barr PM, Creger RJ, Berger NA
Published By: Humana Press2010

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