Dr. Barnes is a pediatric radiologist and pediatric neuroradiologist practicing for 41 years. He has served as the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Neuroradiology and the inaugural Director of the Pediatric MRI and CT Center at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (2000-2018), as well as, Professor of Radiology of the Stanford School of Medicine. He is also a founding member of the Child Abuse Task Force and SCAN (suspected child abuse and neglect) Team for LPCH-Stanford. Previously, Dr. Barnes was Chief of the Division of Neuroradiology and inaugural Director of the MRI Center at the Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1986-1999), and Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School. Prior to that he was a pediatric radiologist and Chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology, as well as, inaugural Co-Director of the MRI Center at the Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital and Oklahoma Memorial Hospital (1977-1986), and Associate Professor of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (CV, Biosketch, Resume attached).
The main focus of his clinical, teaching, and research career has been the development and implementation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the most advanced and non-invasive technology for imaging of injury to the developing central nervous system and related body systems of the fetus, newborn, infant, and child, including for the assessment of child abuse and the mimics of child abuse. He co-authored the first comprehensive textbook on the utilization of US, CT, and MRI in pediatric neuroradiology (Wolpert S, Barnes P: MRI in Pediatric Neuroradiology, Mosby-Year Book,1992). Dr. Barnes was the first dedicated children’s hospital-based pediatric neuroradiologist in Northern California (LPCH-Stanford 2000). He is Co-Founder and Past President of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (1998; see CV), and past Chair of the Child Abuse Task Force of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (2007; see Resume). More recently, he has served as pediatric neuroradiology consultant and lead central reviewer for the Neonatal Research Network (NRN) of the NIH / NICHD for their multicenter projects assessing the utility of imaging technology for preterm and term fetal and neonatal brain injury, including interventions and outcomes (2006-2018; see Biosketch).
“It has been my inspiration and honor not only to contribute to the training and education of students, residents, and fellows from all backgrounds, and proudly including those serving in our Armed Forces, but also to teach, mentor, and promote diversity, of future leaders in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology (see CV). It has also been my honor to work every day with a talented and diverse team of radiologic technology, information technology, physician, nursing, child life, scheduling coordinater, administrative, management, and scientific research professionals, all dedicated to the quality and compassionate care of children and families who come to us from all social and cultural communities across our nation and the world.”