Dr. Barr graduated from Marshall University and completed her residency training in the Combine Internal Medicine - Pediatrics program at Wright State University. After the completion of her residency, she practiced internal medicine and pediatrics in Ohio for 15 years before joining the faculty at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital in 2008. She is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.
Dr. Barr's areas of clinical interest are Quality Improvement especially related to Congestive Heart failure and High Risk medications in the elderly as well as transitions of care. She is a member of the ACP, AAP, SGIM and SHM. On a national level, she has endowed the Physician Wellness Booth at the National AAP meetings. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, taking cooking classes and biking.
What brought her to Western Michigan University School of Medicine and Kalamazoo? The people and the community. Everyone is friendly, easy-going and compassionate. The faculty and residents provide exceptional care for their patients. Residents receive excellent teaching and a supportive environment with an approach that prioritizes and promotes patient care. There are a variety of events in the area with easy access to Chicago, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Detroit. Whether you like to hike, run or bike or whether you enjoy a variety of ethnic foods, cultural events or watching sports, the area has a lot to offer. Simply put, it is a wonderful community to be a part of.