Dr. Edward Barnes MD, FACP

Associate Dean, Academic Innovation

Western University of Health Sciences

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Dr. Edward Barnes is a graduate of Whittier College in Whittier, California where he earned a degree in Biology. Dr. Barnes then migrated to Kansas City, Kansas to earn his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine. He won a four year Army Scholarship while in medical school and he completed his internship and residency with the Army at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Barnes successfully completed his Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

He is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as a Battalion Surgeon for a tank unit commanding 32 medics and providing care for over 1,000 soldiers. Dr. Barnes was honorably discharged from the Army in 2010 when he joined WesternU to become the Director of Kidney Health for WesternU Health Clinic. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Innovation; implementing the use of technology and longitudinal experiential programs into the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific’s curriculum.

Dr. Barnes is dedicated to educating the future physicians of America, and has applied a mission driven approach toward the goals of the University. During his tenure at WesternU he has given educational symposia lectures at Loma Linda University, at regional conferences with the American College of Physicians, and University of California at Irvine. He has also delivered keynote speeches at symposia as close as Portland, Oregon and as far as Shijiazhuang, China.


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Dr. Edward Barnes MD, FACP Associate Dean, Academic Innovation, Western University of Health Sciences

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