Mark L. Barr

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Research
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Areas of treatment:

Heart Transplantation
Lung Transplantation
Artificial/Mechanical Hearts

Specialties:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Surgery

Language:

  • English

Mark L. Barr, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Research

Practicing locations:

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Mark L. Barr obtained his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed 10 years of postgraduate residency at New York University and Columbia University, including a 2-year NIH-sponsored research fellowship in transplantation immunology. Dr. Barr is former President and current Chair of the Scientific Grants and Awards Committee of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Thoracic Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). He has served on the Board of Directors of both the ASTS and the American Society of Transplantation, and as the Program Chair for the Annual Scientific Meeting of Both the ISHLT and the American Transplant Congress.

Dr. Barr actively serves on multiple governmental transplant-related oversight subcommittees under the auspices of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including the Scientific Technical Advisory Committee of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. He is the incoming Chair of the Thoracic Committee for the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Dr. Barr has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the fields of cardiothoracic surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He is a Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Transplantation. In addition, Dr. Barr is a standing reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Lancet, and Transplantation. He maintains an active research program, funded by both federal and regional grant support, studying transplant immunology and Pulmonary physiology. He has served as a study section member for the NIAID, NHLBI, and NCRR of the National Institutes of Health.

Education:

Brown University, Providence, RI School of Biomedical Sciences of the City
University of New York, NY; B.S. Biomedical Sciences 1979
Doctor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, M.D 1981

Professional society memberships:

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) - Past President
American Society of Transplant Surgeons - Past member Board of Directors (ASTS)
Scientific Technical Advisory of the Registry of Transplant Recipients

Awards:

Summa Cum Laude, New York, 1979
Alpha Omega Alpha, New York, 1980
Elster Memorial Prize for Highest Academic Standing in Graduating Class, New York, 1981
President, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2005 - 2006
American Society of Transplantation/National Institute of Health Clinical Science Award, 1996
George Lectureship, Vanderbilt University, 1997
Board of Directors, American Society of Transplantation, 1999 - 2002
Board of Directors, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2003 - 2005
Clarica Lectureship, University of Toronto, 2005
Richard J. Hurvitz, M.D., Teaching Award, Cardiothoracic Surgery Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2006