East Lansing Physician Named Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year

MAFP Chair Loretta Leja, MD presented Henry Barry, MD, MS with the 2018 Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award.


Henry Barry, MD, MS of East Lansing, Michigan, was recognized with the 2018 Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award on July 14 during the Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo at Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)—the largest medical specialty organization in the state—presents this prestigious award each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to Family Medicine undergraduate, graduate, and/or continuing education in Michigan.

Dr. Barry has spent the past 30 years teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and peers. He is especially noted for his work in teaching learners how to develop independent thinking skills, critically appraise evidence and use it to improve care delivery.

Today, Dr. Barry continues his educational leadership as senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is also a tenured professor in the college’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Barry received his medical degree from University of Maryland, completed residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, and earned his Master’s in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His scholarly interests include evidence-based medicine and common ambulatory problems.