Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Barnett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Having previously completed a residency in combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and a fellowship in Palliative Care for both children and adults, he now attends on the palliative care services at UAB and Children’s of Alabama. He is the Director of the UAB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and is the Core Leader for Education for the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care. He has been a faculty consultant in communication skills for the United States Medical Licensing Clinical Skills exam. Dr. Barnett is a senior faculty facilitator for the national VITALtalk communication skills program, and he has started an Advanced Community Training program at UAB. He has presented at the national meetings of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, the National Black Nurses Association, and at the Veterans Affairs National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Dr. Barnett is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Development of Curricular Milestones for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training in the U.S.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management2019
    2017 Communication Education, Modeling, and Protocols Transform Clinicians to Agents of EmpowermentAmerican Journal of Bioethics.  17:40-42. 2017
    2017 Development of Entrustable Professional Activities for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training in the United StatesJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  54:609-616.e1. 2017
    2017 An intensive, simulation-based communication course for pediatric critical care medicine fellowsPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  18:e348-e355. 2017
    2017 Physician Aid in Dying in the US South: What Does the Future Hold?Southern Medical Journal.  110:9-10. 2017
    2016 Pediatric Palliative Care Pilot Curriculum: Impact of “Pain Cards” on Resident EducationAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  33:829-833. 2016
    2016 Sudden Advanced Illness: An Emerging Concept Among Palliative Care and Surgical Critical Care PhysiciansAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  33:321-326. 2016
    2013 Neonatal Critical Care Communication (NC3): Training NICU physicians and nurse practitionersJournal of Perinatology.  33:642-646. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Communication Skills Training in Medical Education
    Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Chief Resident 2010
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky 2006
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 2007
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Internship 2007
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2010
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Residency 2009
  • University of Pittsburgh, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Full Name

  • Michael Barnett
  • Fax

  • 205-975-8173