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Edward Barnes, MD, FACP

Dr. Edward Barnes graduated from Whittier College in Whittier, California, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Biology. Dr. Barnes then migrated to Kansas City, Kansas, to earn his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He won a four-year Army Scholarship while in medical school and 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 Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, to become the Director of Kidney Health for WesternU Health Clinic. He also serves as the Vice-Dean of College Affairs. He is the Co-Director of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at WesternU in Pomona, California. Dr. Barnes is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Barnes received the Service in Leadership Award from COMP and COMP Northwest in 2020 and the Recognition Award for Teaching and Mentorship from the COMP DO Class of 2019. He also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP) in California Region II in 2017 and numerous other awards.

Dr. Barnes is dedicated to educating the future physicians of America and has applied a mission-driven approach toward the goals of the University. He is the founding Lead of the Office of Academic Innovation at COMP. Innovative programs like the experienced-based educational program called the Longitudinal Tracks, the student innovation interest group iSquad, and the Apple Distinguished School recognized Digital Doctor Bag program have blossomed. During his tenure at the Western University of Health Sciences, he has given educational symposium lectures at Loma Linda University, at regional conferences with the American College of Physicians, and at the University of California at Irvine. He has also delivered keynote speeches at symposiums as close as Portland, Oregon, and as far away as Shijiazhuang, China.

Dr. Barnes discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.