Dr. William Barker has devoted his life to helping people in emergency situations. In addition to being an emergency medicine physician for the past three decades, Dr. Barker is also a deputy medical director for Fauquier County Fire and Rescue, and a medical team member on Virginia Task Force One, the Fairfax County urban search and rescue disaster response team. Some of Dr. Barker’s more memorable missions include the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran; the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia; the three 1999 earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan; and the September 11th terrorist attack on our own Pentagon. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Barker believes every life is sacred, and he finds it very rewarding to be able to help our patients and their families during the roughest times of their lives.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1981, Dr. Barker completed the University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine Internship and Residency Program.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Barker is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Barker has conducted numerous research studies throughout his career covering topics such as topical anesthetic agents, heat stroke, effects of hyperkalemia and COPD with antidepressant overdosages, arterial puncture and cannulation and alternative central venous access. His findings were published in Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Barker has also presented his findings at the annual meetings and medical symposiums held by a variety of professional organizations.
Dr. William Barker has five children and four grandchildren.
Learn more about Fauquier Health’s emergency medicine physicians and our emergency services on our Emergency department page.