Dr. Monica Radford Barbosa attended Vanderbilt University and received her medical training at Medical College of Georgia, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, and Atlanta Medical Center. She completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Throughout her own training and subsequent work as an attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Barbosa focused upon the optimization of care for both underserved and veteran populations. She strongly believes that the thoughtful development of our future physicians is essential to the sustained progress of medicine: this entails not only excellent clinical acumen and research-based practice, but also persistent attention to the needs of each individual and relentless compassion for both patients and their families. She focuses upon clinical teaching and mentoring of UTSW medical students and residents within the VA North Texas system while integrating her previous Psychiatric training and experience into both teaching and the direct provision of patient care. She serves the UTSW community on several Internal Medicine Residency Committees and a School of Medicine Committee. She serves North Texas VA as Co-Site Lead for the Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network and as the Department of Medicine Representative on the Women Veterans Health Care Program Committee. She is involved in several ongoing research studies, both as a primary investigator and a clinical investigator. Dr. Barbosa’s interests outside of medicine include her family, sports, coaching baseball, music, exposure to new places/cultures, the outdoors, and her caring for her pets.

Research Interest

  • Medical Education Curriculum Development
  • Provision of and Optimization of Care to Veterans/Armed Services
  • Provision of Care to the Underserved
  • Women's Health


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Honors & Awards

  • Gold Humanism Award
    UT Southwestern Class of 2020 (2020)
  • Outstanding Intern Award
    Atlanta Medical Center (2001)
  • Ginsberg Fellow
    Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (1997-2000)
  • Outstanding Teaching Resident Award
    Emory University (1997-2000)
  • E. Mansell Pattision Award for Outstanding Student in Psychiatry
    Medical College of Georgia (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association (2005)
  • American College of Physicians (2000)
  • American Medical Association (1996)