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


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

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Medical Education/Graduate Medical Education
  • Oncology Rehabilitation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Integrating Palliative Care Into Physiatric Care: Perspective of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Physiatry Palliative Care Task Force.
Tolchin DW, Kaplan NM, Smith SR, Barker KDD, Cheville AL, Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2022 09 101 9 888-896
Exercise prescription and basic principles of therapeutic exercise.
Ho, A, Barker K, Kasitinon D. 2022
Peripheral neuropathies and associated drug and toxins
Barker K, Baker J, Solankee J 2022
Therapeutic Exercise.
Barker K, Eickmeyer S, Med. Clin. North Am. 2020 Mar 104 2 189-198
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


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Chapter 1: The Physiatric History and Physical Examination. In Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 6th Ed

Barker, Kim; Johnson Mariana (2020). Elsevier

Ch 15: Medical Complications During Rehabilitation. In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocketpedia

Barker K, Laguerre M (2023). New York, NY, Springer Publishing

Honors & Awards

  • D Magazine Best Doctor
  • D Magazine Best Doctor
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star
  • D Magazine Best Doctor
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star
  • 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

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2007)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (2007)
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2018)
  • Texas Medical Association (2013)
  • Texas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society (2019)