Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Barnett is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Having previously completed a residency in combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at UAB, he went on to complete a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine for both children and adults at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He served as the Program Director of the UAB Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship from 2013-2022 and is now the Core Leader for Education in the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care. He has been a faculty consultant in communication skills for the United States Medical Licensing Exam and is a distinguished faculty facilitator for the national VITALtalk communication skills program. 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
    2022 The level of quality care nurse practitioners provide compared with their physician colleagues in the primary care setting: A systematic reviewJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  34:457-464. 2022
    2022 Communicating About Time-Limited TrialsChest.  161:202-207. 2022
    2022 Peer observation of teaching: A feasible and effective method of physician faculty developmentGerontology and Geriatrics Education2022
    2021 Health Professionals Palliative Care Education for Older Adults: Overcoming Ageism, Racism, and Gender BiasCurrent Geriatrics Reports.  10:148-156. 2021
    2021 Telehealth in Palliative Care: Communication Strategies From the COVID-19 PandemicClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.  25:17-22. 2021
    2020 Healing the Hearts of Bereaved Parents: Impact of Legacy Artwork on Grief in Pediatric OncologyJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  60:790-800. 2020
    2020 Development of Subspecialty-Specific Reporting Milestones for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training in the U.S.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  60:151-157. 2020
    2019 Legacy Artwork in Pediatric Oncology: The Impact on Bereaved Caregivers' Psychological Functioning and GriefJournal of Palliative Medicine.  22:1124-1128. 2019
    2019 Development of Curricular Milestones for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training in the U.S.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  57:1009-1017.e6. 2019
    2017 Communication Education, Modeling, and Protocols Transform Clinicians to Agents of Empowerment 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 Education 2016
    2016 Sudden Advanced Illness: An Emerging Concept Among Palliative Care and Surgical Critical Care Physicians 2016
    2013 Neonatal Critical Care Communication (NC3): Training NICU physicians and nurse practitionersJournal of Perinatology.  33:642-646. 2013

    Education And Training

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

  • Michael Barnett
  • Fax

  • 205-975-8173