Thomas W. Barber MD

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

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Thomas Barber

General Internal Medicine


Expertise includes the practice of Internal Medicine, both outpatient and inpatient, with emphasis on the care of patients with infectious diseases including HIV, as well as transgender health care. I am also interested in the health care of patients with mental illness. As a medical educator, my interests include clinical teaching of Internal Medicine, with emphasis on clinical decision making, communication skills, evidence based medicine, the humanities in medicine, and nurturing spirituality and wellness.


MD, University of Connecticut

History, AS, Harvard University


Published on 4/1/2003

Ramani S, Orlander JD, Strunin L, Barber TW. Whither bedside teaching? A focus-group study of clinical teachers. Acad Med. 2003 Apr; 78(4):384-90. PMID: 12691971.

Published on 1/1/2003

Tangpricha V, Ducharme SH, Barber TW, Chipkin SR. Endocrinologic treatment of gender identity disorders. Endocr Pract. 2003 Jan-Feb; 9(1):12-21. PMID: 12917087.

Published on 10/1/2002

Orlander JD, Barber TW, Fincke BG. The morbidity and mortality conference: the delicate nature of learning from error. Acad Med. 2002 Oct; 77(10):1001-6. PMID: 12377674.

Published on 8/1/1997

Freedberg KA, Cohen CJ, Barber TW. Prophylaxis for disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in patients with AIDS: a cost-effectiveness analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1997 Aug 1; 15(4):275-82. PMID: 9292586.

Published on 7/1/1994

Slutsky AM, Arbeit RD, Barber TW, Rich J, von Reyn CF, Pieciak W, Barlow MA, Maslow JN. Polyclonal infections due to Mycobacterium avium complex in patients with AIDS detected by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of sequential clinical isolates. J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Jul; 32(7):1773-8. PMID: 7929773.

Published on 6/1/1993

Arbeit RD, Slutsky A, Barber TW, Maslow JN, Niemczyk S, Falkinham JO, O'Connor GT, von Reyn CF. Genetic diversity among strains of Mycobacterium avium causing monoclonal and polyclonal bacteremia in patients with AIDS. J Infect Dis. 1993 Jun; 167(6):1384-90. PMID: 8501328.

Published on 11/1/1990

Barber TW, Craven DE, McCabe WR. Bacteremia due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. A report of 9 cases and a review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 1990 Nov; 69(6):375-83. PMID: 2122171.

Published on 9/1/1990

Craven DE, Barber TW, Steger KA, Montecalvo MA. Nosocomial pneumonia in the 1990s: update of epidemiology and risk factors. Semin Respir Infect. 1990 Sep; 5(3):157-72. PMID: 2255802.

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