Cara Barnes, Do

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

I am not, but I am interested in adolescent medicine. 

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

I was very impressed with UPMC Shadyside during my interview. The program combined strong academics with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. I also liked the diversity of the patient population. There is so much to enjoy in Pittsburgh! I was particularly impressed with the parks and restaurants in the area. 

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goal is to become a competent, empathetic, and well-rounded family physician. I want to get as much experience as possible in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Do you have any special interests outside of the residency?

Outside of residency, I enjoy spending time outdoors! I like to run, hike, go on bike rides, and spend time by the water.

Fredonia, NY