Dr. Barohn is the Chairman of the Neurology Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is also an University Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor for Research, President of the Research Institute, and Director of Heartland Institute for Clinical and Transnational Research. He is involved in many federally and foundation funded clinical research studies for rare neuromuscular diseases such as amyotophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, inflammatory myopathies, and muscular dystrophies. Dr. Barohn attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine earning both his BA in 1975 and M.D in 1980. He attended Residency Training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and Fellowship Training at The Ohio State University. He spent many years at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas before working at KU in 2001.