Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School/Worcester
Internship: General Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand and Spine Surgery
Total Joint Replacement
Dr. Barr specializes in total joint replacement of the knee, hip, and elbow, orthopaedic trauma care, and hand and spine disorders. He has a special interest in osteotomies around the knee as a joint preserving method to address osteoarthritic pain as well as operative care of spinal stenosis. He has served as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Level 1 trauma center at Maine Medical Center for more than 10 years. Dr. Barr also serves on the Maine Medical Center/Tufts University Maine Track Medical School admissions committee and is involved in resident and medical student education.
Dr. Barr was born in Taiwan, where his father was stationed in the US Navy, and was raised in Massachusetts. The Merrill family, on his mother’s side has been living in Maine for over 300 years. Dr. Barr joined Maine Ortho after practicing for 3 years as an officer in the Public Health Service, stationed with the Indian Health Service in Gallup, New Mexico, where he cared for Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Native Americans as well as local military personnel.
Dr. Barr has 3 children and lives with his family in North Yarmouth, where they farm over an acre of organic vegetables and fruit, stocking their root cellar. He is also a beekeeper and has cared organically for bees for over 13 years. He enjoys coaching soccer, basketball, and lacrosse and is an avid outdoorsman, fishing, hunting, open water swimming, and foraging for wild mushrooms whenever he can.