Barbara E. Barnes, MD, MS

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Industry Relations and Continuing Education, Health Sciences
  • Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, School of Medicine
  • Vice President for Sponsored Programs, for Research Support, and for Continuing Medical Education, UPMC

Barbara E. Barnes, MD, MS, serves as associate vice chancellor for industry relations and continuing education, health sciences, and associate dean for continuing medical education with the School of Medicine. She coordinates continuing medical education (CME) programs in the Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC, oversees CME accreditation for the School of Medicine, and administers the University of Pittsburgh's Health Career Scholars Academy and Office for Oversight of Anatomic Specimens.

Dr. Barnes began her career as a general internist and emergency medicine physician in rural Pennsylvania. She was senior vice president for provider relations at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa., before coming to Pitt. She received her MD from the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and her MS in health services administration from Gannon University. Her research interests include the use of educational technology and integration of continuing education into performance-improvement initiatives.