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Topic: The Rise or Fall of Medical Education: Training the next wave of healers


Location: (Hybrid) Athens campus: MEC 141/ 145; Dublin campus: MEB-1 415; Cleveland campus: SPS243


About the Speaker: 

As a Professor of Internal Medicine, Timothy J. Barreiro has demonstrated determination for working and caring for the underserved and has a commitment and appreciation for diversity, education, and mentoring. He has coached hundreds of residents going into leadership and fellowship positions. He is the Director of a multidisciplinary team that researches complex diseases of the pulmonary system.

He obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathy from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH. He went on to specialty training in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. It was early in his career path where he as entitled Health Disparities Scholar, National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities, by the Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Service, National Institute of Health for his work on cultural complexities in decision-making, attitudes, and skills. 

Dr. Barreiro has been successful in integrating his medical education with community building, through educational projects and leadership roles. He is committed to improving patient care through his preventable lung disease program and research in health disparities.  He is the author and co-author of over fifty peer-reviewed publications. 

He is served over 10 years as a Health Commissioner for the Office of Minority Health as appointed by the Governor of Ohio. He is a CMS appointee on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) Advisory committee. He is a founding member of the task force recently commissioned by the AOA to the Committee of Equity and Advancement with American College of Osteopathic Interns.

His multidisciplinary clinic is the only pulmonary office to serve the uninsured in the city of Youngstown, Ohio. He is a member of numerous professional societies (AMA, ACOI, ACCP, ACP, ATS), where he has served in leadership and advisory positions.  He has achieved Master Fellow at the College of Osteopathic Interns. 

He is an advocate for post-graduate education. He advocates for policy changes that will diversify the workforce and return humanism to the front of medical teaching. He plans to continue his role as a health educator and lifelong learner in hopes to better understand and care for those without a voice.

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