Matthew Barber, MD

216.444.6601

Matthew Barber, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6877
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Matthew Barber, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
DeskDesk:216.444.6877
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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

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).

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 in 2010 and 2011

He is lead or co-author on over 100 research studies published in peer-reviewed publications or presented at leading medical conferences in his field. He is also author or co-author of chapters from several 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)

Professional Highlights

  • President, American Urogynecologic Society 2011-12
  • Executive Officer, American Urogynecologic Society 2009-2012
  • Steering Committee Chair, Pelvic Floor Disorders Registry (PFDR) 2012-present
  • 2009 Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence
  • Principal Investigator and Steering committee member, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, Cleveland Clinic Site, National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development
  • American Urogynecological Society Prize Clinical Science Paper, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013
  • National Faculty Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005
  • Scientific Editor, British Journal of Ob/Gyn
  • Section Editor - Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Female Pelvic Med & Reconstruc
Durham, NC USA
2001
Graduate - Duke University School of Medicine
Clinical Research
Durham, NC USA
2001
Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Durham, NC USA
1998
Medical School - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA
1994
Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA USA
1990

Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

chronic vulvar and vaginal conditions, fecal incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas, Fecal Incontinence, pelvic reconstructive surgery, urogynecology

Awards & Honors

  • National Association for Continence (NAFC) 2009 Continence Care Champion
  • National Faculty Award, 2005, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology & The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • June Allyson Research Fellowship, 2000
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders Network –  NICHD, Principal Investigator for Cleveland Clinic Site
  • Teacher of the Year, 2004 – 2005, Ob/Gyn, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Teacher of the Year, 2002 – 2003, Ob/Gyn, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • American Urogynecologic Society Prize Paper 2001,  2007, 2011, 2013
  • Society for Gynecologic Surgeons President's Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery 2008
  • Axel Ingelmann-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract, International Urogynecological  Association, 2011
  • Mentor of the Year, 2011 District V - American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Memberships


    • American Urogynecologic Society
    • Society for Gynecologic Surgeons
    • International Continence Society
    • International Urogynecological Association
    • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

      Treatment & Services

      • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
      • Section of General Gynecology
      • Section of Urogynecology

      Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

      Industry Relationships

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      • English
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