Eileen D. Barrett

Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians,

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP, is Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students. The Board of Regents is the main policy making body for the College.

A resident of Albuquerque, N.M., Dr. Barrett is an internal medicine physician hospitalist in the Navajo Nation as well as faculty for Project ECHO’s Violence Prevention telementoring program. 

She was the recipient of awards for early career physician leadership, advancing the careers of women in medicine, and for physician advocacy in New Mexico, and was elected to ACP’s Board of Governors.  Dr. Barrett also received a 2019 Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, the 2021 Award of Excellence in Humanitarian Services from the Society of Hospital Medicine, a 2022 Inspiration Award from the American Medical Association, and a 2023 Inspire Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. She is an elected member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Barrett received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College, a Master of Public Health degree from UNC – Chapel Hill, and a medical degree from Georgetown University. She completed an internship and residency at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, Oregon, a Rural Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona, and a Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship through the American Medical Association and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Areas of scholarship and research for Dr. Barrett include hospital medicine, clinician wellbeing, barriers to substance use disorder treatment, health equity, and gender equity.