Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vulvodynia

Education

Fellowship

Florida Hospital
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Orlando, FL
2016

Internship and Residency

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Worcester, MA
2009

Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
2005

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Echols Scholar
Charlottesville, VA
2000

Professional Associations

International Pelvic Pain Society
Board of Directors
2019-2021
Vice Chair, Fundraising Committee
2017-present

Member, Patient Education Committee
2016-present

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Member, Pelvic Pain Special Interest Group
2014-present

Member, Endometriosis Special Interest Group
2015-present

Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
Associate Member
2016-present

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Fellow
2004-present

American Medical Association
Member
2000-present

Academic Appointments

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016-2017

University of Central Florida School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2014-2016

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School of Brown
University
Clinical Instructor
2013-2014

Publications

Journals

1. Blanton E, Lamvu G, Patanwala I, Barron KI, Witzeman K, Tu FF, As-Sanie S. Non-opioidpain management in benign minimally invasive hysterectomy: A systematic review.American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2017 Jun; 216(6):557-567.

2. Barron KI, Lamvu G, Schmidt RC, Fisk M, Blanton E, Patanwala I. Wound infiltrationwith extended-release versus short-acting bupivacaine before laparoscopichysterectomy: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology2017 Feb; 24(2):286-292.

3. Barron KI, Richard T, Robinson PS, Lamvu G. Association of the Food and DrugAdministration morcellation warning on rates of minimally invasive hysterectomy andmyomectomy. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015 Dec; 126(6): 1174-1180.

4. Lamvu G, Barron KI.  Vulvodynia: A prevalent yet underdiagnosed chronic pain
syndrome.  Painweek Journal, 2015; 3(1): 14-21.

5. Barron KI, Savageau JA, Young SB, Labin LC, Morse AN. Prediction of successful voidingimmediately after outpatient mid urethral sling. International Urogynecology Journalof Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2006 Nov; 17(6):570-5.

Editorials, Book Chapters

1. Barron KI, Belady P. Placenta Previa (Book Chapter). In: Domino FJ, Editor. The 5-Minute
Clinical Consult 2011, 19 th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2010; pp
1010-1011.

2. Barron KI, Belady P. Placenta Previa (Book Chapter). In: Domino FJ, Editor. The 5-Minute
Clinical Consult 2010, 18 th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2009; pp
1010-1011.

3. Seibel MM, Barron KI. The Environment and Reproduction. In: Gardner DK, Weissman A,
Howles CM, Shoham Z, Editors. Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Technologies:
Laboratory and Clinical Perspectives, 3 rd Ed. (Book Chapter) London: Informa Healthcare,
2009; pp 773-787.

4. Barron KI. Danny’s Story: Living with Mitochondrial Disease (Editorial). Berkshire Medical
Journal, Sept 2004, Vol. 12(2), 14-15.

5. Barron KI. India’s Health Care System (Editorial). Of Primary Importance. (UMass Medical
School Newsletter) October 2001.

Personal Interests

I enjoy gardening, cooking, soccer, golfing, skiing, and spending time with my wife and two children.

Biography

Kenneth I. Barron, M.D. is the medical director and founder of the Center for Advanced Gynecology. He grew up in Concord, Massachusetts before coming to Charlottesville in 1996 to attend the University of Virginia where he met his wife and fell in love with Charlottesville.

Dr. Barron and his wife returned to Massachusetts where they both attended medical school. After completing a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Barron entered private practice in Fall River, Massachusetts. He later spent two years in Orlando, Florida completing an accredited American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists fellowship with a specific focus in chronic pelvic pain under the nationally recognized pelvic pain expert Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH; current chairwoman of the International Pelvic Pain Society.

Additionally, Dr. Barron pursued a second fellowship in endometriosis surgery at the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, Georgia under Dr. Ken Sinervo, MD, MS. Returning to Charlottesville to practice medicine and raise a family has been a dream come true for Dr. Barron! Opening his own practice has allowed him to tailor his practice to individual patient needs in a more comfortable environment and to offer patients the most current and effective treatments learned from advanced fellowship training.