Meet Our Fellows

2019-20 Fellow, Family Medicine

Avinash Sridhar, MD

“I am originally a New England native, born and raised just outside of Boston, MA. I obtained my B.A. with dual concentrations in Biology and Neuroscience & Behavior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where I ran XC and Track & Field. I am also an avid cyclist and was fortunate to spend a year on the national professional mountain biking circuit before returning to MA for medical school at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. My personal background in athletics is what originally sparked my interest in Sports Medicine and my love for caring for athletes was further cemented during my residency training at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Family Medicine program in Asheville, NC.

I have particular interests in exercise science, running and cycling medicine, injury prevention, sports nutrition, and diagnostic and therapeutic MSK ultrasound. In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, making pizza, and spending time with my wife Malorie and our two dogs. I am beyond excited to have matched at the University of Virginia for fellowship and am looking forward to what is sure to be a great year.”​

Incoming 2020-21 Fellow, PM&R

Erin Barnes, MD

“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.”