Dr. Barnes on his inspiration for becoming a physician and his motivation to work with cancer patients:
“My father, who was a neurosurgeon, instilled in me the responsibility of taking care of others and the satisfaction that came with restoring their health.
He subsequently died of cancer but I always knew I wanted to be a surgeon. My current specialty allows me to use the talents I have to make a difference through the surgical treatment of Gynecologic Cancers. In some way, I feel I am giving back to those affected with the disease that killed my father. The patients I have the opportunity to work with, are extraordinary, as are the exceptional physicians and staff of Alabama Oncology. It is a real privilege to work in a setting that offers such a sophisticated level of clinical care.”
Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology
Joined June, 2011
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1999
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology Subspecialty, 2001
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internship – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Residency – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Administrative Chief Resident – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Research Fellow – Gene Therapy Program, University of Al at Birmingham
Fellowship – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
Oncology Committee, Brookwood Hospital
SGO Candidates Task Force, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Cancer Committee St. Vincent’s Hospital
Executive Committee Brookwood Hospital
GYN/PI Committee Brookwood Hospital
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Society of Gynecologic Oncology – Full Member
American Society of Gene Therapy
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Jefferson Country Medical Society
Birmingham OB/GYN Society