McKenzie Barber, MD

McKenzie Barber, MD



Undergraduate School: Purdue University
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
PubMed name(s): McKenzie Barber


Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
I absolutely fell in love with WashU during my month-long visiting rotation. I was blown away by both the high volume and high acuity as well as the diversity of the patient population. I also found the people at WashU to be incredibly passionate about reproductive healthcare and invested in mentorship and teaching. WashU truly has it all and I couldn’t imagine a better place to train!

What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I’m looking forward to working with incredible people – from my co-residents, to faculty and support staff, and our patient population!

What goals do you hope to accomplish during your residency?
For starters, I hope to become an excellent Ob/Gyn! I would also love to make an impact through advocating for increased access to abortion care and family planning services in the country and the state of Missouri.

What are your research interests?
Access to primary reproductive healthcare services for uninsured and underserved populations, medical education curriculum reform to increase early exposure to reproductive healthcare topics

Awards & Honors

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

What do you do outside of work?    
I love to do anything involving the water – kayaking, paddle boarding, SCUBA diving, waterskiing, you name it! I also love spending time with family and friends, bouldering, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and reading!

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m an identical twin and I come from a huge family of twins! My mom is also a twin and I have two sets of twin cousins. Fingers crossed that I have twins someday!

We know it’s early, but do you have any fellowship plans for after residency?
I’m unsure if I will pursue fellowship but I’m particularly interested in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and family planning.

What advice would you give medical students applying for a residency in OBGYN?
Be honest with yourself about your strengths/weaknesses, personal learning style, and the type of support system you will need in residency. Then, find a program that aligns with all of those qualities!