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Colin M. Barker MD

Director, Section of Interventional Cardiology, and Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Heart Valve Center
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease



  • English
  • Spanish


  • Doctor of Medicine - Boston University, 2001
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2004
  • Cardiology Fellowship - New York University Medical Center, 2007
  • Fellowship - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, 2008
  • Fellowship - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, 2009

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Actually Excellent, not just Very Good!
September 21, 2023
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Excellent doctor with an outstanding bedside manner/empathy. He did an outstanding job listening to my concerns and provided next steps and recommendations for follow-up on my issue.
September 19, 2023
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Dr. Barker could not have been nicer. He explained everything in a way we could understand it. We finished call feeling very confident about what went on.
September 7, 2023
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September 5, 2023
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Dr. Barker is very kind and compassionate. He answered all of my questions in depth and made sure I understood the tests and next steps.
July 29, 2023
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Dr. Barker and his team are outstanding! I am very grateful to be a patient of theirs!
April 13, 2023
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Dr was awesome
March 2, 2023
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February 28, 2023
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Dr barker has always been nice and caring and does look at charts before hand so he can get somewhat of an idea of what needs to be done
February 21, 2023
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