Education & Training

Medical School

University of Alabama Birmingham


Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine GME

Surgical Critical Care

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Surgery, Trauma Surgery

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.



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Academic Information

Chair of Department of Surgery
Hugh E. Stephenson, M.D. Chair of Surgery
Professor of Surgery


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Research Profile

Dr. Barnes led a national team funded by a $5.3 million federal grant to improve training for combat medics. With the United States Department of Defense funding, MU established the Combat Casualty Training Consortium (CCTC). The consortium represented a coalition of nationally recognized experts in trauma and combat casualty care and worked to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Led by a team at MU's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium performed collaborative, multi-institutional research to improve care for wounded warriors.

Research Interests

  • Micro RNA regulation of post-injury inflammation
  • High fidelity simulation/virtual reality medical training

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Surgical critical care
  • General surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2018: Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD Excellence in Surgical Education Award , University of Missouri Department of Surgery
  • 2015: Excellence in Medical Education: Research Mentoring, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2012-2013: John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Scholarship, EAST Foundation – Awarded to MU Trauma Center Prevention Program
  • 2012: Coulter Transitional Partnership Bridge Fund Finalist, Coulter Foundation & the University of Missouri
  • 2012: Excellence in Medical Education: Clinical Faculty Award, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2011: Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD Excellence in Surgical Education Award, University of Missouri Department of Surgery
  • 2010: Best Paper by a New Member Award, Central Surgical Association
  • 2010: Distinguished Senior Visiting Surgeon in Combat Casualty Care, American College of Surgeons/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany,
  • 2008: Medical Simulation Educator/Innovator of the Year , Medical Education Technologies Incorporated
  • 2007: National Health Care Hero’s Award , Cincinnati Business Courier
  • 2007: Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award, United States Air Force Material Command                                                                          


  • Cook A, Chengceng H, Ward J, Schultz S, Moore F et al.
    Presumptive Antibiotics in Tube Thoracostomy for Traumatic Hemopneumothorax: A Prospective, Multicenter American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Study
    Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2019 Nov 4;4(1):e000356. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000356. eCollection 2019.
  • Chelednik, A, Street M, Biggs J, Barnes SL
    Enterolith Induced Duodenal Stump Perforatoin: Rare Remote Complication of Surgery for PUD.
    Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019 Aug 16;4(1):e000360. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000360.
  • Talley CL, Campbell BT, Jenkins DH, Barnes SL, Sidwell RA, Timmerman G, Gross RI, Coburn M, Bailey J, Eastman A, Ficke J, Kuncir E, Letton R, Eastridge BJ, Liepert A, Wilson A, Robinette D, Davis J, Shalgian C, Michaels H, Weissler M, Kuhls DA, Bulger EM, Stewart R. 
    Recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s Firearm Strategy Team (FAST)
    Workgroup: Chicago Consensus I. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb;228(2):198-206. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 14
  • Khan AD, Liebscher SC, Reiser HC, Schroeppel TJ, Anstadt MJ, Bosarge PL, Carroll SL, Quick JA, Barnes SL, Sobrino J, Murry J, Morin N, Gomez M, Consani H, Gonzalez RP.
    Clearing the Cervical Spine in Patients with Distracting Injuries: An AAST Multi-Institutional Trial.
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jan;86(1):28-35.
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