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Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS, is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Vice-Chair of Clinical Research in the OB/Gyn and Women's Health Institute. He is a Staff Physician in the Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Ob/Gyn and the Glickman Urological Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is Board-certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Barber was President of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) from 2011-2012 and was named the 2009 Continence Care Champion by the National Association for Continence (NAFC). He is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Registry, a national registry of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. He is a Scientific Editor for the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (BJOG) and Associate Editor for the journal Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery .
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2001, he was an associate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Barber's specialty interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, vesicovaginal, rectovaginal fistulas and management of pelvic mesh complications
Dr. Barber received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then went on to Duke University, where he earned a Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Research and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as a fellowship in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio and North Carolina. He has been listed on the Top Doctor's list from 2010-2015
He is lead or co-author on over 175 research studies published in peer-reviewed publications or presented at leading medical conferences in his field. He is also author or co-author of many chapters in medical textbooks, and he regularly gives presentations and seminars. Dr. Barber has won numerous academic awards and research grants, including, to name only a few, the National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology & The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005), Teacher of the Year in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic (2002 – 03 and 2004 – 05) the Society for Gynecologic Surgeons Prize Paper (2008), and American Urogynecologic Society Best Clinical/Surgical Paper (2011 and 2013)
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas, pelvic reconstructive surgery, vaginal mesh complications
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