Dr. Barker received his internal medicine training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.  He served there an additional year as a teaching hospitalist, supervising inpatient internal medicine teams of housestaff and medical students where he received a teaching award.  He subsequently joined the general internal medicine faculty at UTSW in the fall of 2011.  His clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, preventive care and young adult care, and his research interests include quality improvement and medical education in the ambulatory environment.  Outside of medicine, he spends his time running, cooking and learning how to fish.


Undergraduate School Georgetown University School of Medicine (2003), Physiology
Medical School Baylor College of Medicine (2007)
Residency Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2010), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Young Adult Medicine

Research Interest

  • Ambulatory Education
  • Ambulatory Quality

Honors & Awards

  • Contributed Services Faculty
    Awardee chosen from among all community practice faculty (2011)
  • Teaching Award
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Department of Internal Medicine (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2010)