Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. Barbara Barnes

Dr. Barbara Barnes graduated with a BS degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, received her MD from the MS Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University, and obtained an MS in Health Services Administration from Gannon University. She completed her internal medicine training at the Bryn Mawr Hospital and Harrisburg Hospital, and spent the first eleven years of her career as a general internist and emergency medicine physician in a rural community in northwest Pennsylvania. Following this, Dr. Barnes was appointed Senior Vice President, Provider Relations at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA, being responsible for health sciences education and physician relations. Her current position with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is Vice President of Sponsored Programs, Research Support, and Continuing Medical Education in which she develops institutional policies and procedures related to the management of extramural funding; coordinates continuing medical education programs for the six health sciences schools at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC; oversees the CME accreditation for the School of Medicine; administrates the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Health Care; and oversees the offices of Clinical Trials, Research Fiscal Review, and Anatomic Specimens. Dr. Barnes is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, member of the Pennsylvania Council for Internal Medicine, past-president of the Society for Academic CME, and serves on the board of the Accreditation Council for CME. Dr. Barnes’ research interests include the implementation of educational technology and the integration of CME with performance improvement efforts.