Brent J. Barber MD

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
UAMC Director of Pediatric Cardiac Services
Additional Contact Info: 

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 Niños, 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 and 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"

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

Advanced 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 Class of 2016): "Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Screening for  Critical Congenital Heart Disease at 2643-Foot Elevation"

 

Monday, May 22, 2017