Steven J. BarkerChair, Head, Director, Professor | Tucson, Arizona
Steven Barker obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1971, with research in fluid mechanics. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech, he joined the faculty of Mechanics and Structures at UCLA in 1974 where he was tenured in 1978.
He obtained his M.D. from the University of Miami Ph.D.-M.D. program in 1981. After an internship in surgery, Dr. Barker served his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. In 1984, Dr. Barker joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, Irvine, where he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1986 and Professor in 1992. Dr. Barker served as Chairman of Anesthesiology at UC Irvine from 1990 until 1995. In September 1995, Dr. Barker joined the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine as Professor and Department Head.