David Barton, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. David Barton is an emergency medicine physician and clinical-translational researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Barton’s research focuses on identifying blood-based biomarkers and imaging biomarkers of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with the goal to advance understanding of TBI pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.  Dr. Barton’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, and he has presented his research nationally.  Dr. Barton has additional sub-specialty interests and experience in wilderness medicine and prehospital emergency medical services.  Dr. Barton is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).

Education & Training

  • MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
  • Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency, 2020
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017
  • BS, Human Science, Georgetown University, 2013

Representative Publications