Meet Barry Hendin, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, Chief of the Neurology Service at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Dr. Hendin believes that a wellness program is important in helping people with multiple sclerosis manage both the emotional and physical symptoms associated with the disease. He also believes that patients really do benefit by feeling empowered in their own therapies and wellness. He feels that such a wellness program begins with a core fitness program, but extends far beyond that to socialization, diet and issues that have not previously been emphasized in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Hendin lectures widely around the country on a number of subjects, including multiple sclerosis. He has received numerous honors as "Teacher of the Year" at both Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Wright-Patterson air force base. He was named "Attending Physician of the Year" by Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, and is consistently honored as one of Phoenix's Top Docs.
He received both his bachelor's and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed his neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Hendin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, where he has served as an examiner for the Board for more than 30 years. He has been a member of the Governor's Council on Head & Spinal Injuries and the Physicians' Advisory Board. Dr. Hendin is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona chapter, where he was named "Health Professional of the Year," 2007-2009. Dr. Hendin has also participated in various multiple sclerosis clinical trials, mostly focusing on emerging therapies.
Dr. Barry Hendin was contracted by Biogen Idec to develop the MS Active Wellness fitness program. He is also a paid speaker, consultant and researcher for Biogen Idec.