Meet Our Fellow

Dr. Erin Barnes

2020-21 Fellow, PM&R

“Originally from rural Pennsylvania, I spent much of my time growing up active in both organized sports and outdoor pursuits.  I received my undergraduate degree in Biology/Vertebrate Physiology from Penn State University where I was a member of the Schreyer’s Honors College.  I attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, and it was during this time that I discovered the field of physiatry.  Its’ emphasis on functional restoration resonated with me and my own athletic endeavors, so I went on to do residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Temple University/MossRehab in Philadelphia, PA.  Due to my interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries specifically in the athlete population, I decided to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine, and I could not be happier to be a part of the exemplary UVA team!

I have particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports performance and nutrition, and education.  My goals as a clinician include being able to help people at all levels of activity move better and to get people back to doing what they love after injury.

A retired competitive gymnast and weightlifter, I now keep busy with Crossfit, cycling, and fly fishing with my husband. I am thrilled to be moving to Charlottesville and look forward to continuing my training at the University of Virginia.”






While traveling to Breckenridge, CO for an ultrasound course, Erin and her husband, Sean, added a little fun to their trip at the local ski resort!


During a family vacation in the UK, Erin and Sean captured this classic photo in a phone booth.