Barry is the Associate Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine, held the position of Interim President and CEO of Winchester Hospital, and has a private orthopedic practice in Winchester, Massachusetts.
A member of the original Faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Barry is a leader in the development of the negotiation and conflict resolution field. He is past national Co-Chair of the Health Sector for the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. He is also on the Faculty of Health Services at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
The groundbreaking book for which he was a contributing editor, Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, Jossey-Bass, 2011), won the Annual Book Prize Award from the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Book of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Nursing Association.
Barry has interviewed both domestic and international leaders in an attempt to better understand the thinking behind effective leadership. As a partner of Health Care Negotiation Associates, he has worked with the leadership teams of the President’s Forum of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the AMA, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has consulted to health systems and physician practices across the country on acquisitions, mergers, strategic planning, and interdepartmental facilitation. From this work, conducted in collaboration with Leonard J. Marcus and Isaac Ashkenazi, the idea of Meta-leadership was born. The Meta-leadership framework and practice method has been adopted by the White House Homeland Security Council as well as many other governmental agencies.
Barry possesses an uncanny ability to convey, inspire and teach the art of collaboration especially among diverse and divergent audiences. He is especially well known for his work in the field of terrorism preparedness.
He holds a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He also trained at Temple University and the University Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and is affiliated with the Lahey Clinic, the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, and the New England Baptist Hospital. He received his Master’s Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and served on active duty in the United States Army.