Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Clinical interests include Oncology Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation


Medical School
Creighton University School of Medicine (2007)
Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center (2011), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center (2011), Transitional Year

Research Interest

  • Medical Education/Graduate Medical Education
  • Oncology Rehabilitation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Therapeutic Exercise.
Barker K, Eickmeyer S, Med. Clin. North Am. 2020 Mar 104 2 189-198
Exercise prescription and basic principles of therapeutic exercise.
Barker K, Kasitinon D. 2019
Peripheral neuropathies and associated drug and toxins
Barker K, Vacek C. 2019
Functional Impairments in a Patient with Morvan Syndrome: A Case Presentation.
Tow S, Carozza D, Barker K PM R 2017 Dec
Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer
Eickmeyer SM, Barker KD Federal Practitioner 2014 31, suppl 3 30S-33S
The effect of protein and calorie intake on prealbumin, complications, length of stay, and function in the acute rehabilitation inpatient with stroke.
Pellicane AJ, Millis SR, Do KD, Temme KE, Sayyad A, Oswald MC, Roth EJ NeuroRehabilitation 2013 Aug

Honors & Awards

  • D Magazine Best Doctor
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2016)
  • Walter E. Heller Award (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
    Chief Resident (2010)
  • Outstanding Resident/InternTeaching Award (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
    Internal Medicine (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2018)
  • Texas Medical Association (2013)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2007)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (2007)