Dr. Amber Barnhart


Dr. Amber Barnhart Barnhart joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1984.  She is an associate professor of family and community medicine. [Note: She has since been promoted to professor of family and community medicine.]

Barnhart attended fellowships in faculty development at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (1987) and at SIU (1985). She completed her family practice residency and received her medical degree at SIU (1984, 1981). She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1977).

Barnhart is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Her memberships include the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American and Illinois Academies of Family Practice and she was awarded the IAFP Teacher of the Year Award in 2000.  Barnhart’s areas of expertise include advances in medical education, and she has been the principal investigator on numerous medical education grants.   She most recently wrote a chapter for a family medicine textbook, Rakel’s Family Medicine.  She serves as reviewer for several professional journals.

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