Dr. Barrett attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed a transitional year internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center followed by residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA/Olive View-UCLA. Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s faculty, Dr. Barrett served as chief resident in Emergency Medicine at UCLA. He was awarded a 2-year Vanderbilt Physician-Scientist Development Award and completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation in 2010. He is a recipient of a NIH K23 career development grant to study the risk stratification of ED patients with atrial fibrillation. He has numerous other research and practice interests including the personalized treatment of atrial fibrillation, pharmacogenomics, trauma resuscitation, measuring efficacy of common ED therapies, EM coding and documentation, and the investigation of clinical decision instruments in the emergency department. Dr. Barrett was awarded the 2010-2011 Young Investigator Award by the Emergency Medicine Foundation. He has lectured internationally on trauma management in China and Russia. He has published 50 manuscripts and abstracts and is also serves as Section Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Dr. Barrett is married and his wife, Kelly, also works at Vanderbilt University in the Management Information Services department.