Theresa Barrett, MD, PhD

Theresa Barrett, MD, PhD

Hometown: Palmer, PA

College/Medical School: Villanova/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my husband, son, and other family and friends outdoors, whether it be in the woods or at the beach! My husband and I also enjoy playing music together. He plays the piano and I play the guitar, and we are hoping our son will also want to play an instrument!

Travels/Languages: I volunteered in Ethiopia for a year prior to medical school, and also loved visiting Europe for a conference a few years ago (Salzburg, Austria was one of my favorites!). My husband and I went to Iceland and Ireland for our honeymoon and really enjoyed both!

An Interesting Fact About Yourself: My son was born 40 minutes after I arrived at the hospital!

Why Did You Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: When I visited Children's for my interview, I felt that the program and leadership were very supportive, kind, and family-friendly. I also knew I wanted to be at a place with a lot of research opportunities.