Brent J. Barber MD

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

UAMC Director of Pediatric Cardiac Services

 Division of Pediatric Cardiology
The University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Phone: 
520-626-5585
Email Address: 
barberb@peds.arizona.edu

Fax: 520-626-6571

Education: 

 Undergraduate and Medical Education

8/86 – 6/90 University of San Diego
Magna Cum Laude, BA Biology, English Minor
San Diego, California

6/91 – 6/96 University of Arizona College of Medicine, M.D.
Tucson, Arizona

Research Education

3/94 – 10/94 Hospital de NiƱos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
American Heart Association Grant recipient
Research Assistant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology

3/95 – 4/95 Hospital Escuela, Tegucigalpa, Honduras and The University of Arizona NIH grant recipient
Research Assistant, Pediatric Malnutrition Ward

Residency and Fellowship Education

6/96 – 6/97 University of California at San Francisco
Family Practice Internship – Natividad Hospital
Salinas, California

6/97 – 6/00 The University of Arizona
Pediatric Residency
Tucson, Arizona

6/01 – 7/04 Oregon Health & Science University
Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
Portland, Oregon

Honors & Awards: 

 Magna Cum Laude, University of San Diego 1990

University of San Diego Dean's List 1986-1990

Varsity Letter, NCAA Division I, Men’s Varsity Crew, University of San Diego 1988-1990

Who's Who in American College and Universities 1990

Kappa Gamma Pi: National Catholic Honor Association 1990

American Heart Association, Medical Student Research Grant Award 1994

NIH, Medical Student Research Grant Award 1995

Outstanding House Officer Nomination by Medical Students 1999

University of Arizona

House staff Teaching Award 1999

University of Arizona Pediatric Residency

House staff Teaching Award 2000

University of Arizona Pediatric Residency

Graduating Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching 2000

University of Arizona

Outstanding Teaching Award by a Pediatric Fellow 2002

Oregon Health and Science University

Young Investigator Award Finalist 2003

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology

New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert C. Neerhout Fellow Award 2003

Oregon Health & Science University

“In recognition of qualities reflecting Dr. Neerhout’s love of patient care

and teaching, and his concern for students, residents, fellows, and

academic Pediatrics.”

N.L. Tartar Research Fellow Award 2003-2004 Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return in Kuna Population

Cacioppo Foundation Research Award 2004-2005

The University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return in Kuna Population

The William J. “Billy” Gieszl Endowment for Heart Research 2006

University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center

Winner, El Tour de Tucson 80 mile Cycling Event 2007

Best Doctors in America 2007-2015

Winner – Pediatric Cardiology Jeopardy session with Team U of Arizona 2010

Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology Conference, Phoenix, AZ

The William J. “Billy” Gieszl Endowment for Heart Research 2012

University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center

Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies
  • Pediatric Heart Failure
  • Echocardiography

Fetal Cardiology, Echocardiography, Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies,
International volunteer Pediatric Cardiology – underserved populations.
 

 

Student Opportunities Through Research: 

Clinical research in Pediatric Cardiology

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Chelsea Knudson Ihnat- (MSRP 2010): "LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study"

Ashley Gray (MSRP 2010): "Cardiomyopathy in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy"

Lucy Han (MSRP 2012): "The Effectiveness of Pulse Oximetry Protocol in Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns for Arizona State"

Sammy Moses (MSRP 2016): "Fontan Physiology and Fontan Complications in Children with Univentricular Heart Disease"

 

Advanced Research - Research Distinction Track (RDT): 

Chelsea Knudson Ihnat- (RDT 2010): "LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study"

Presentations =  Chelsea L Ihnat*, BS, Hannah Zimmerman*, MD, Jack G Copeland, MD, Daniela Lax MD, Diane Covington, RN, Richard G Smith, MSEE, Brian J Blair, MD, Robin Meyer, MD, Brent J. Barber, MD.  LVAD as a Bridge to Recovery in Young Children with Cardiomyopathy:  A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study.  Abstract for Oral Presentation at Western Regional Meeting of Pediatric Research – Carmel, California.  January, 2010.

Publication = Ihnat, CL*, Zimmerman, H*, Copeland, JG, Meaney, FJ, Sobonya RE, Larsen BT, Blair, B, Lax D, Barber, BJ.  Left ventricular assist device support as a bridge to recovery in young children.  Congenital Heart Disease 2011; 6:234-240.

Award = Winner of Outstanding Research Award by Medical Student- University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2010. 

Ashley Gray (RDT 2013): "Cardiomyopathy in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy"

Publication/Presentation = Ashley Gray*, F. John Meaney, Jennifer G. Andrews, Christopher M. Cunniff, Brent J. Barber.  Cardiomyopathy Factors in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Abstract for Oral Presentation at Western Regional Meeting of Pediatric Research – Carmel, California.  January, 2011.  Journal of Investigative Medicine , Vol. 58 (1), 225, January 2011

 Lucy Han - (RDT 2016): "Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Screening for  Critical Congenital Heart Disease at 2643-Foot Elevation"

 

Last Updated: 
January 12, 2017