Carey Barry


Chair, Department of Medical Sciences; Associate Clinical Professor

Medical Sciences


Carey Barry is a Physician Assistant (PA) with 20 years of clinical experience in the surgical setting. She has practiced in numerous surgical specialties including vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and plastic surgery. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, she worked as a medical technologist in a community hospital laboratory. She has special interest in surgical training and inter-professional education.

Selected Publications

Barry, C. Surgical Wound Infections. Physician Assistant Clinics: Laboratory Medicine. Ed. Fankhanel, C. Volume 6, Issue 2, 295-307. Philadelphia: Elsevier. January 2021. DOI:

Barry, C. Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine. Physician Assistant Clinics: Laboratory Medicine. Ed. McDaniel, J. Volume 4, Issue 3, 591-607. Philadelphia: Elsevier. July 2019. DOI:

Honda, T., Barry, C., Buchs, S., Garbas, B., Hibbard, S., McLellan, A., Riethle, T., Swanchak, L. Considerations around predicting PANCE scores from PACKRATTM: A Multi-Program Study. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2019; 30(2): 86-92. DOI: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000256

Courses Taught

PA6321 Principles of Surgery
PA6207 Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostic Methods