Jammie Barnes, M.D., first realized she wanted to be a physician when she was in college.
“My best friend’s mom was a pediatrician,” shared Dr. Barnes, who is an assistant professor of internal medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “She really expressed joy in her career. I chose rheumatology because it is fascinating.”
Dr. Barnes said she enjoys the challenge of solving complex medical issues. “There are many technical advances in rheumatology and better treatment options for patients with autoimmune disease.”
“I am also passionate about providing equal access to medications for patients with rheumatic disease,” Dr. Barnes added. “Getting patients back to living life and feeling well is a priority.”
Dr. Barnes is an active member in the American College of Rheumatology and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2006
Beth Israel Medical Center, 2010
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2012