Dr. Kirk Barber obtained his MD from the University of Alberta and his Canadian Fellowship in Dermatology (FRCPC) after training at the University of Ottawa and Harvard Medical School. As the Chief Resident in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School he qualified as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).
He was President of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) in 2003 and the only individual to have received the CDA’s Presidents Cup twice (1997, 2011) recognizing his outstanding and continuing contributions to the CDA.
Dr. Barber is in private clinical practice and is a Clinical Professor in both the Departments of Medicine (Dermatology) and Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Barber is the Principal Investigator in over 100 national and international clinical research trials. Dr. Barber was the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Clinical Trials Committee (a committee that reviews all human medical research conducted outside Alberta’s major universities) for 15 years resigning in 2015.
In 2016 Dr. Barber was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the indexed, peer reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association – the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.