Paul M. Barr, M.D.

Paul M. Barr, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

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 Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Investigator 2012 - 2015
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient | NIH 2011 - 2014
American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute 2009
NIH/NCI K12 Paul Calabresi Scholar | NIH | University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Resrve 2008

Awards & Honors (Local)

Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship 2011 - 2014
John W. Harris, MD Hematology Scholar Award | Case Western Reserve University 2006 - 2007
Chief Medical Resident | Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals 2003 - 2004

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jun 10
Press OW, Li H, Schöder H, Straus DJ, Moskowitz CH, LeBlanc M, Rimsza LM, Bartlett NL, Evens AM, Mittra ES, LaCasce AS, Sweetenham JW, Barr PM, Fanale MA, Knopp MV, Noy A, Hsi ED, Cook JR, Lechowicz MJ, Gascoyne RD, Leonard JP, Kahl BS, Cheson BD, Fisher RI, Friedberg JW. "US Intergroup Trial of Response-Adapted Therapy for Stage III to IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Using Early Interim Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography Imaging: Southwest Oncology Group S0816." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2016 Jun 10; 34(17):2020-7. Epub 2016 Apr 11.
2016 Jun
Reagan PM, Baran A, Kelly JL, Barr PM, Casulo C, Chengazi VU, Friedberg JW. "Consolidative Radioimmunotherapy After Chemoimmunotherapy in Patients With Histologic Transformation of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma." Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia. 2016 Jun; 16(6):322-328.e2. Epub 2016 Apr 02.
2016 May 19
Barr PM, Saylors GB, Spurgeon SE, Cheson BD, Greenwald DR, O'Brien SM, Liem AK, McIntyre RE, Joshi A, Abella-Dominicis E, Hawkins MJ, Reddy A, Di Paolo J, Lee H, He J, Hu J, Dreiling LK, Friedberg JW. "Phase 2 study of idelalisib and entospletinib: pneumonitis limits combination therapy in relapsed refractory CLL and NHL." Blood. 2016 May 19; 127(20):2411-5. Epub 2016 Mar 11.
2016 May 5
Brown JR, Harb WA, Hill BT, Gabrilove J, Sharman JP, Schreeder MT, Barr PM, Foran JM, Miller TP, Burger JA, Kelly KR, Mahadevan D, Ma S, Li Y, Pierce DW, Barnett E, Marine J, Miranda M, Azaryan A, Yu X, Nava-Parada P, Mei J, Kipps TJ. "Phase 1 study of single-agent CC-292, a highly selective Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia." Haematologica. 2016 May 5; Epub 2016 May 05.
2016 Mar 24
Martin P, Maddocks K, Leonard JP, Ruan J, Goy A, Wagner-Johnston N, Rule S, Advani R, Iberri D, Phillips T, Spurgeon S, Kozin E, Noto K, Chen Z, Jurczak W, Auer R, Chmielowska E, Stilgenbauer S, Bloehdorn J, Portell C, Williams ME, Dreyling M, Barr PM, Chen-Kiang S, DiLiberto M, Furman RR, Blum KA. "Postibrutinib outcomes in patients with mantle cell lymphoma." Blood. 2016 Mar 24; 127(12):1559-63. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

Current Appointments

Medical Director, Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office - Department of Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Cancer Center

Specialties

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

Education

MD | Medicine | Northeastern Ohio Univs Med Sch2000
BA | Zoology | Miami University-Oxford1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001