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Edward Barnes MD, MPH

Edward L. Barnes MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Barnes received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Carolina. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During his gastroenterology fellowship, Dr. Barnes received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Following his gastroenterology fellowship, Dr. Barnes completed a one year advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at the University of North Carolina.<.p>

Dr. Barnes has a research interest in the epidemiology and clinical outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He has a particular interest in improving our understanding of inflammatory conditions of the pouch after restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). He has received funding from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the National Institutes of Health to study clinical outcomes of patients with pouchitis and other pouch-related conditions and to investigate predictors of a complicated disease course after IPAA. He was honored with the Sherman Emerging Leader Prize in 2021.


As of July 2023:

  • Dr. Barnes has no relevant disclosures for consulting in the past 12 months.
  • In the past 24 months: Eli Lilly, AbbVie, BMS, Target RWE