Dr. Joe Barber attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree and received his graduate medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a pediatric residency at the University of Virginia and a neurology residency and child neurology fellowship at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in Pediatrics, a member of the Child Neurology Society and past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. Married with five children he and his wife Lori live in a small town, North East, in northwestern Pennsylvania.
He is a presenter for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for both the EPIC: Pediatric Obesity Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention in Community Settings Program and the EPIC: Breastfeeding Education, Support and Training (BEST) Program. He founded Children’s Health Care in 1987 and continues to practice pediatrics and child neurology at Children’s Community Pediatrics-Erie, an affiliate of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Barber provides expert weekly medical commentary on a regional ABC affiliate, WJET-TV and is a medical advisor to the Barber National Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania.
DrJoeBarber.com was created in 2013 to help parents improve their parenting journey. Dr. Barber’s philosophy focuses on the importance of providing every child with active love, understanding and respect. He believes children come into this world perfect and an engaged, loving and properly supportive caregiving parent is fundamental to healthy parenting. Parents who know how to recognize and relate to their own emotions and the emotions of their child find understanding and acceptance for both their actions and the behaviors of the child.
DrJoeBarber.com is organized to provide you relevant information based on his interests and over thirty years of professional experience listening to and learning from the stories of families. The mission of DrJoeBarber.com is to deliver and curate educational, newsworthy, and personal thought provoking information. Topics are chosen from the fields of pediatrics, developmental neurology and neuroscience. The goal of DrJoeBarber.com is to start conversations that you and others want to follow.
Facebook and Twitter posts focus on breaking medical news and pediatric related topics. The aim of every post is to initiate conversations by integrating and reinforcing information that is meaningful to the reader.
Articles provide urgent, newsworthy and often surprising information parents need to know. The goal is to provide factual and logical information to help parents make sense of the world of pediatrics and provide a call to action for parents to learn or try something new.
The Weekly Newsletter shares a heartfelt story Dr. Barber experienced as a pediatrician, child neurologist and a father. He shares his feelings, thoughts, words and actions about an emotional event to inspire parents to connect and communicate with their child.