Benjamin Barnes, MD

Office Address

Department of Neurology 
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Dr. Barnes received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kentucky. He is interested in pursuing a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine following residency, and is presently working on a research project concerning treatment of ALS patients. In his free time, Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, reading, and playing rugby.

Medical School

Graduated June 2011, Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


2015 to present, Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Neuromuscular disease at Duke University

Clinical and Research Interests


Medical Licensure



  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification (CITI)
  • Handover Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification

Hospital Privileges

2015 to present, University of Kentucky 

Professional Memberships

  • 01/2017 to present, Junior Member, American Academy of Neurology 
  • 07/2015 to 12/2016, Junior Intern, American Academy of Neurology 
  • 2017 to present, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
  • 2009 to present, American Physiological Society 
  • 2011 to present, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Barnes BT, Confides AL, Rich MM, Dupont-Versteegden EE. Distinct muscle apoptotic pathways are activated in muscles with different fiber types in a rat model of critical illness myopathy. Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility. 2015; 36 (3) : 243-53. 
  • Dela Cruz AC, Vilchez V, Kim S, Barnes B, Ravinuthala A, Zanni A, Galuppo R, Sourianarayanane A, Patel T, Maynard E, Shah MB, Daily MF, Uhl T, Esser K, Gedaly R. A prospective analysis of factors associated with decreased physical activity in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transplant evaluation. Clinical Transplant. 2015; 29 (11) : 958-64.