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Nicholas M. Barbaro, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Internship, General Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center

Fellowship, Pain Research
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center


Nicholas M. Barbaro, M.D., is a professor and associate chair for education in the Department of Neurosurgery at Dell Medical School. He is also assistant dean for graduate medical education strategy in the Department of Medicine.

Barbaro obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Barbaro’s early faculty career began at the University of California, San Francisco, where he eventually became professor of neurological surgery and neurology and was residency program director. He then joined Indiana University as Betsy Barton Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery.

Barbaro’s research efforts have been in the fields of pain physiology and pharmacology, epilepsy electrophysiology, epilepsy surgery and peripheral nerve surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Barbaro served as the president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the Neurosurgical Society of America and the San Francisco Neurological Society. He recently finished a term as chair of the Neurological Surgery Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He currently is chair of the Committee Accrediting Sub-Specialty Training for the SNS. Barbaro was also recently elected vice-president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.