The American Health Council recently appointed Michael Barron, MD to its Board of Physicians for his unparalleled contributions to the medical field. As a chief medical officer at the University of Miami Medical Group – University of Miami Health System in Miami, Fla., Dr. Barron exhibits outstanding leadership to ensure that over 1,200 faculty positions are functioning effectively and efficiently. While he has held his current role for three years, Dr. Barron has spent over 23 years expanding his skills in clinical performance, academic outcome, governance, safety, quality outcome, credentialing, peer review, clinical faculty issues and productivity.
With the goal to improve the healthcare system, Dr. Barron enrolled at the Wayne State University and earned a medical degree in 1982. After graduation, he completed a rotating internship at the same institution. By 1985, he completed a residency at the University of Miami-affiliated Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship the following year. He finished a second fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1988, and immediately immersed himself in the professional medical field.
Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Barron provides extensive practice and knowledge to his position at the University of Miami Medical Group. Inspired to create radical changes in the nation’s healthcare system, he leads the University of Miami Health System, a clinical practice at the university that includes three hospitals and more than 30 outpatient facilities. The massive network employs 1,200 physicians and scientists, all of whom Dr. Barron oversees by using extensive clinical experience as a physician, comprehensive knowledge about the healthcare industry and expertise in patient care. His path to becoming a successful member of the medical field led him to also serve as the medical director of perioperative services, as well as an associate professor of clinical anesthesiology at the university.
Committed to work twice as hard and exceed expectations, Dr. Barron has excelled in his field, and as a result, is an esteemed member of the University of Miami medical community. He is proud to persevere through any obstacle that may arise during his career, and continues to grow daily. He has published several medical journals that detail his expertise, and as a result of his evolving knowledge, he was awarded the Best Doctor Award in 2013. Although he holds an impressive repertoire of accomplishments, Dr. Barron is very proud of raising his two daughters Ella and Xinyu, and is proud to be happily married to his wife, Ping. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, swimming, diving and appreciating the beauty that South Florida has to offer.
His compassionate demeanor shines through his personal life as Dr. Barron supports several charitable organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the United Service Organization. He also supports the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He plans to continue to excel in his field by delivering radical changes throughout the university’s medical center, including being able to respond and adapt to changes in protocol and procedures, competitive growth, responding to alternate payment models and creating access and efficiency in the cost of healthcare for all.
Chief Medical Officer at the University of Miami Medical Group – University of Miami Health System
- The University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
- UHealth combines patient care, research, and education to create a front-line approach to health care. Within the UHealth system, patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside.
- UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals and more than 30 outpatient facilities, including The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists.