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Erin W. Barnes

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentInternal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences System, Shreveport, LAMD05/2011Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA06/2014Internal Medicine Residency
    Wake Forest Baptist Health System, Winston Salem, NC06/2017Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Wake Forest University Graduate School, Winston Salem, NCMS05/2018Masters of Clinical and Population Translational Sciences
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LABS05/2007Biology
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LABA05/2007Sociology with Criminology Concentration

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    I am an internal medicine physician who became interested in the intersection of infectious diseases and addiction medicine during my Wake Forest fellowship. At that time there were very large numbers of patients suffering and dying from injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis; they presented with both unique epidemiologic features as well as difficult clinical management challenges. I pursued a Masters in order to be able to better study the epidemiology, clinical difficulties, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies for complex infections in this patient population. I currently co-treat addiction in certain infectious disease patients and hope to continue to grow our capabilities. I am also the co-director of the Wake Forest Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Treatment team and work to effectively, efficiently, and safely manage infections requiring prolonged antimicrobials in a home or rehabilitation setting. We continue to explore how to better incorporate our patients with substance use disorders into this outpatient antimicrobial practice.


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    1. Huang G, Barnes EW, Peacock JE. Repeat Infective Endocarditis in Persons Who Inject Drugs: "Take Another Little Piece of my Heart". Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Dec; 5(12):ofy304. PMID: 30555849.
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    2. Stone S, Barnes E, McLouth CJ, McNeil CJ. Naloxone-Prescribing Practices: A Missed Opportunity. N C Med J. 2018 Sep-Oct; 79(5):343-344. PMID: 30228147.
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    3. Fleischauer AT, Ruhl L, Rhea S, Barnes E. Hospitalizations for Endocarditis and Associated Health Care Costs Among Persons with Diagnosed Drug Dependence - North Carolina, 2010-2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jun 09; 66(22):569-573. PMID: 28594786.
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    4. Hartman L, Barnes E, Bachmann L, Schafer K, Lovato J, Files DC. Opiate Injection-associated Infective Endocarditis in the Southeastern United States. Am J Med Sci. 2016 Dec; 352(6):603-608. PMID: 27916215.
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    5. Han K, Konkel MK, Xing J, Wang H, Lee J, Meyer TJ, Huang CT, Sandifer E, Hebert K, Barnes EW, Hubley R, Miller W, Smit AF, Ullmer B, Batzer MA. Mobile DNA in Old World monkeys: a glimpse through the rhesus macaque genome. Science. 2007 Apr 13; 316(5822):238-40. PMID: 17431169.
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    6. Gu W, Ray DA, Walker JA, Barnes EW, Gentles AJ, Samollow PB, Jurka J, Batzer MA, Pollock DD. SINEs, evolution and genome structure in the opossum. Gene. 2007 Jul 01; 396(1):46-58. PMID: 17442506.
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    7. Ray DA, Hedges DJ, Herke SW, Fowlkes JD, Barnes EW, LaVie DK, Goodwin LM, Densmore LD, Batzer MA. Chompy: an infestation of MITE-like repetitive elements in the crocodilian genome. Gene. 2005 Dec 05; 362:1-10. PMID: 16183215.
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