Dr. Francis A. Barber

Dr. Francis A. Barber, Jr

Dr. Francis Barber is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Barber graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in three years with a B.S. in International Economics.  His career goals changed and he spent a year accumulating extra science courses and was admitted to the Georgetown University School of Medicine. After obtaining his MD degree and having participated in the Navy medical scholarship program Dr. Barber did his medical internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He then served as a general medical officer in Lakehurst, New Jersey before doing his dermatology residency at Naval Hospital San Diego. He served as a dermatologist  at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas and Bethesda ,MD. While in Bethesda, Dr. Barber completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Having completed his training Dr. Barber was a staff dermatologist and dermatopathologist  at Naval Hospital San Diego before transferring to the Naval Reserve and joining Bernardo Dermatology in 1989. He volunteered for 13 years on the staff of the dermatology department at the Naval Hospital.

Dr. Barber is certified for special competency in dermatopathology by the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology.  He has held teaching positions at Naval Hospitals San Diego and Bethesda as well as a volunteer position at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Barber believes that being a clinical dermatologist as well as a dermatopathologist gives him special insight into skin diagnosis and treatment. He frequently tells his patients that errors can be prevented when the same person who saw the lesion on the person sees the lesion under the microscope.

Dr. Barber’s other interests include hiking, watersports , and history. He is married with two adult children.