MAYWOOD, IL – Barak Bar, MD, a neurointensivist who specializes in the care of critically ill patients with neurological injuries, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Bar is an assistant professor in the department of neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and neurocritical care.
Dr. Bar comes to Loyola from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was an assistant professor in the departments of neurology and neurological surgery.
Dr. Bar manages patients in the neuro intensive care unit who have neurological injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, status epilepticus (uncontrolled seizures), brain injury following cardiac arrest, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), infections, etc.
In caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Bar frequently sits down with family members to discuss their goals of care for the patient. Dr. Bar presents treatment options and helps the family navigate decision making by being realistic and objective regarding potential outcomes for each choice.
“I try to be objective and tell the facts,” Dr. Bar said. "I work with the family to ensure that the previously stated wishes of the patient are honored and respected.”
Dr. Bar earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco and a fellowship in neurocritical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.