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Edward Barnes, MD, FACP

Dr. Edward Barnes hails from the south side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. He and his family migrated to the local area in Southern California when he was a child. Dr. Barnes did his undergraduate training at Whittier College in Whittier, California where he earned a degree in Biology. He then went on to earn his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. During his time in medical school he won a four-year Army Scholarship; once he completed medical training he went on to complete 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 also 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 Western University of Health Sciences. He is now and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Assistant Dean of Longitudinal and Experiential Learning at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He has continued to be very clinically active as the Director of Renal Services for the newly developed Kidney Health Center, a collaborative team based practice that provides integrated care for patients living with Kidney Disease. He has also partnered with DaVita, the leading provider for dialysis care in the U.S. He currently serves as the Medical Director for a hemodialysis center in Pomona, CA. 

Dr. Barnes is dedicated to educating the future healthcare providers of America through innovative teaching styles and integrating technology. During his tenure at WesternU he has given educational symposia lectures at Loma Linda University, regional conferences with the American College of Physicians, and University of California at Irvine. He has also spoken at symposia as close as Portland, Oregon and as far as Shijiazhuang, China.