Dr. Barnes is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and received her medical degree from Emory Medical School. She then completed  her internal medicine residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical interests include gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Outside of medicine, her interests including travel, cooking, and art.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (2016)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Endoscopic Management of Early Esophageal Cancer.
Barnes JA, Willingham FF, J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 2015 Sep 49 8 638-46

Honors & Awards

  • House Officer of Excellence Award
    UT Southwestern (2019)
  • John S. Miller Award in Internal Medicine for Outstanding Senior Resident
    UT Southwestern (2019)
  • Student Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern (2019)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2016)