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Faculty Physicians

Becky Jo Parks, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology
Co-Director, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center

Specialty Areas

Neurology - Adult
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Demyelination

Board Certifications

Clinical Neurophysiology
Neurology
Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Multiple sclerosis, autoimmune demyelination.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-3293
Fax: 314-747-1345

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
McMillan Building

517 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-3293
Fax: 314-747-1345

Education

Education

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 1993
Chief Residency: Neurology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 1992
Residency: Neurology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 1991
Residency: Psychiatry, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California 1988
Medical Degree: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California 1987
B.S. : Pacific Union College, Angwin, California 1983

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Decreased circulating miRNA levels in patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Fenoglio C, Ridolfi E, Cantoni C, De Riz M, Bonsi R, Serpente M, Villa C, Pietroboni AM, Naismith RT, Alvarez E, Parks BJ, Bresolin N, Cross AH, Piccio LM, Galimberti D, Scarpini E
Mult Scler. 2013 Dec; 19(14)1938-42. doi: 10.1177/1352458513485654.

PMID:
    24277735
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Monoclonal antibodies as disease modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis.
Longbrake EE, Parks BJ, Cross AH
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013 Nov; 13(11)390. doi: 10.1007/s11910-013-0390-z.

PMID:
    24027005
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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CXCL13 is a biomarker of inflammation in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and other neurological conditions.
Alvarez E, Piccio L, Mikesell RJ, Klawiter EC, Parks BJ, Naismith RT, Cross AH
Mult Scler. 2013 Aug; 19(9)1204-8. doi: 10.1177/1352458512473362.

PMID:
    23322500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Randomized controlled trial of atorvastatin in clinically isolated syndrome: the STAyCIS study.
Waubant E, Pelletier D, Mass M, Cohen JA, Kita M, Cross A, Bar-Or A, Vollmer T, Racke M, Stüve O, Schwid S, Goodman A, Kachuck N, Preiningerova J, Weinstock-Guttman B, Calabresi PA, Miller A, Mokhtarani M, Iklé D, Murphy S, Kopetskie H, Ding L, Rosenberg E, Spencer C, Zamvil SS, ITN STAyCIS Study Group, ITN020AI Study Management Team
Neurology. 2012 Apr 10; 78(15)1171-8. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31824f7fdd.

PMID:
    22459680
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spinal cord ring enhancement in multiple sclerosis.
Klawiter EC, Benzinger T, Roy A, Naismith RT, Parks BJ, Cross AH
Arch Neurol. 2010 Nov; 67(11)1395-8. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2010.271.

PMID:
    21060017
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The four seasons of multiple sclerosis.
Cross AH, Parks BJ
Neurology. 2010 Aug 31; 75(9)762-3. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f313ec.

PMID:
    20805521
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Changes in B- and T-lymphocyte and chemokine levels with rituximab treatment in multiple sclerosis.
Piccio L, Naismith RT, Trinkaus K, Klein RS, Parks BJ, Lyons JA, Cross AH
Arch Neurol. 2010 Jun; 67(6)707-14. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2010.99.

PMID:
    20558389
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rituximab add-on therapy for breakthrough relapsing multiple sclerosis: a 52-week phase II trial.
Naismith RT, Piccio L, Lyons JA, Lauber J, Tutlam NT, Parks BJ, Trinkaus K, Song SK, Cross AH
Neurology. 2010 Jun 8; 74(23)1860-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181e24373.

PMID:
    20530322
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cerebrospinal fluid progranulin levels in patients with different multiple sclerosis subtypes.
De Riz M, Galimberti D, Fenoglio C, Piccio LM, Scalabrini D, Venturelli E, Pietroboni A, Piola M, Naismith RT, Parks BJ, Fumagalli G, Bresolin N, Cross AH, Scarpini E
Neurosci Lett. 2010 Jan 22; 469(2)234-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.12.002.

PMID:
    19963041
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of neutralizing antibodies on biomarker responses to interferon beta: the INSIGHT study.
Pachner AR, Warth JD, Pace A, Goelz S, INSIGHT investigators
Neurology. 2009 Nov 3; 73(18)1493-500. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181bf98db.

PMID:
    19884577
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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NMO-IgG detected in CSF in seronegative neuromyelitis optica.
Klawiter EC, Alvarez E 3rd, Xu J, Paciorkowski AR, Zhu L, Parks BJ, Cross AH, Naismith RT
Neurology. 2009 Mar 24; 72(12)1101-3. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000345066.57745.50.

PMID:
    19307546
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A role for functional classification in the early identification of prognostic factors in ALS.
Rauchway AC, Kaiboriboon K, Bansal SK, Kulkantrakorn K, Guo X, Parks BJ, Hayat GR
Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2007 Aug; 8(4)214-6.

PMID:
    17653918
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort.
Eisen SA, Karlinsky J, Jackson LW, Blanchard M, Kang HK, Murphy FM, Alpern R, Reda DJ, Toomey R, Battistone MJ, Parks BJ, Klimas N, Pak HS, Hunter J, Lyons MJ, Henderson WG, Gulf War Study Partcipating Investigators
Mil Med. 2006 Jul; 171(7)613-8.

PMID:
    16895127
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort.
Eisen SA, Kang HK, Murphy FM, Blanchard MS, Reda DJ, Henderson WG, Toomey R, Jackson LW, Alpern R, Parks BJ, Klimas N, Hall C, Pak HS, Hunter J, Karlinsky J, Battistone MJ, Lyons MJ, Gulf War Study Participating Investigators
Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jun 7; 142(11)881-90.

PMID:
    15941694
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical and laboratory assessment of distal peripheral nerves in Gulf War veterans and spouses.
Davis LE, Eisen SA, Murphy FM, Alpern R, Parks BJ, Blanchard M, Reda DJ, King MK, Mithen FA, Kang HK
Neurology. 2004 Sep 28; 63(6)1070-7.

PMID:
    15452300
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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"Fou rire prodromique" as the presentation of pontine ischaemia secondary to vertebrobasilar stenosis.
Gondim FA, Parks BJ, Cruz-Flores S
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2001 Dec; 71(6)802-4.

PMID:
    11723208
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Polyneuropathies associated with high titre antisulphatide antibodies: characteristics of patients with and without serum monoclonal proteins.
Lopate G, Parks BJ, Goldstein JM, Yee WC, Friesenhahn GM, Pestronk A
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1997 Jun; 62(6)581-5.

PMID:
    9219742
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nerve root hypertrophy as the cause of lumbar stenosis in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.
Goldstein JM, Parks BJ, Mayer PL, Kim JH, Sze G, Miller RG
Muscle Nerve. 1996 Jul; 19(7)892-6.

PMID:
    8965844
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Chronic sesamoiditis of the thumb: pathomechanics and treatment.
Parks BJ, Hamlin C
J Hand Surg Am. 1986 Mar; 11(2)237-40.

PMID:
    3958455
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The use of Hexcelite in splinting the thumb.
Parks BJ, Barrett KP, Voss K
Am J Occup Ther. 1983 Apr; 37(4)266-7.

PMID:
    6869488
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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