After growing up near an Air Force base with a father who worked for NASA, Barry graduated
with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, followed by
an M.S. in Engineering at the University of Michigan.
After serving in the Air Force, he received an M.S. in Computer Science and moved
to Columbus to work for a major R&D firm. He later left to start his own project management
Along the way, Barry discovered a latent interest in medicine, starting as a hospital
emergency room volunteer in 1984 and then moving on to what has become a 30-year involvement
in emergency medical services.
In 2006, Barry graduated from Marietta College with a masters in physician assistant
studies; he has been practicing cardiology ever since. He joined the faculty of Ohio
Dominican in 2014, where he lectures and also assists with the department’s simulation
Barry and his wife Lindalee have three children and seven grandchilden, many of whom
live in Columbus. He is the author of "Old Man on Campus," a book detailing his experience
as an older PA student.
He continues to work in a local cardiology practice and, because it will always be
in his blood, rides a few times each month as a paramedic with Madison County EMS.