Undergraduate Education: B.S. Indiana University - Purdue University
Medical School: DPM Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatric Surgery Residency: Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Barnes is a dual board-certified provider. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
She studied biology at the undergraduate level at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis before she earned her medical degree at Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine where she served as a delegate for the student chapter of the American Association for Women Podiatrists.
Dr. Barnes completed three years of surgical residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Her training was comprehensive in both medicine and surgery, with additional training in reconstructive rearfoot surgery as well as specialized training in minimally-invasive procedures and minimal incision surgical technique through a plastic surgery cooperative. Dr. Barnes served as Chief Resident in her third year where she assisted in training fellow residents and lectured at medical meetings and presented for the Virginia medical state society.
Dr. Barnes holds prestigious memberships to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Barnes joined Dr. DiResta in 2012 where she is an associate podiatrist with more than ten years of surgical experience. Her primary interests lie in the reconstruction of deformities of the forefoot including bunions, hammertoes, ligament rupture, fracture and stress fracture treatment as well as soft tissue procedures and biopsy procedures where she utilizes her training in minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Barnes also specializes in correction of the painful second toe and plantar plate repair of the second metatarsal joint where soft tissue balancing and reconstructive ligament repair is required. She is also trained extensively in treating arthritis of the great toe joint by hemi joint and total joint replacement techniques. Dr. Barnes' primary concern is developing an individual comprehensive and balanced treatment plan for each individual patient to healing.
Locally, Dr. Barnes is involved in the community and has presented on behalf of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation. She is also a member of the Newburyport Rotary Foundation where she has been active in fundraising for the organization to benefit the Newburyport and North Shore surrounding communities. Dr. Barnes is active medical and surgical staff of Anna Jaques Hospital, Merrimack Valley Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell General Hospital and Andover Surgery center. She is a physician member of the Whittier IPA and affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization as well as a Steward Healthcare participating member affiliate.
Dr. Barnes resides in Andover, MA with her husband John and three children. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and she is known by her neighbors to grill/smoke/BBQ regardless of sunny skies or snowy weather! She enjoys music with an affinity for jazz music including her favorites John Coltrane, Paul Desmond and Stan Getz. Dr. Barnes grew up playing Alto and Tenor saxophones both and piano. Along with her sports-loving family, she is cheering on the Celtics, Red Sox and of course the New England Patriots and staying up-to-date on all the sports shoe trends. Dr. Barnes enjoys a good game of one-on-one basketball with her oldest son. She stays energized by running around with her busy family and if there is any spare time, she recharges with meditation and Pilates. If you peeked in on Dr. Barnes during her busy day you would find her re-energizing with a mug of aromatic Green tea.