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Stephen Barnes

Stephen Barnes, MD

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  • Surgery

Service Line

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care


  • Endoscopy Trauma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care


Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine


University of Kentucky College of Medicine


University of Kentucky College of Medicine


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Additional Information

Stephen Barnes, MD, is a professor and chief of the division of acute care surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Before joining the faculty in MU's Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD, Department of Surgery in 2008, Dr. Barnes served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, where he directed the Critical Air Transport Advanced Training Program at the U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. In 2006, he served in Iraq as Chief of Critical Care and Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base.

Dr. Barnes also serves as the principal investigator for the Combat Casualty Training Consortium, a coalition of nationally recognized experts in trauma and combat casualty care, established to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Funded by the U.S. Army and led by a team at MU's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium is performing collaborative multi-institutional research to investigate the comparative effectiveness of combat casualty care training across the spectrum of training platforms.

Dr. Barnes received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1997. He completed residency training followed by fellowships in both trauma surgery and critical care at the University of Kentucky. He also received advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Barnes attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery for general surgery in 2003 and for critical care in 2004.

Office Information

Academic Profile

Academic Profile


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    Columbia, Missouri 65212-0001
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