Gregory A. Barrett, M.D. has only moved once in his life, from his small hometown to Columbus for the purpose of attending college. He was graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in English in 1974 and earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the Ohio State University College of Medicine four years later. Subsequently he performed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Columbus (later Nationwide) Children’s Hospital where he received the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. Following completion of his residency Dr. Barrett was named Chief Resident of Pediatrics. In 1982 he entered private practice at Riverside Pediatrics.
Dr. Barrett has twice been the recipient of the Chester T. Kasmersky Award from the Children’s Hospital house staff for Outstanding Teaching and Practice of Pediatrics. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at OSU and has received the Distinguished Educator Award by the Ohio State School of Medicine, the highest honor given by the school for clinical teaching. In 2002 he was named one of the Best Family Doctors in America by the Ladies Home Journal. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Riverside Methodist Hospital and is the past school physician for Upper Arlington Schools. In all three “Top Doctors in Central Ohio” surveys (2004, 2007, and 2010) voted by the physicians themselves Dr. Barrett was named the Outstanding Pediatrician. He is a founder and Executive Board member of Central Ohio Primary Care, the largest privately owned primary care physician group in the United States.
In 1976 Dr. Barrett wed Darla Hall, an elementary school guidance counselor from Youngstown, Ohio. Greg and Darla had two children, Rachel and Keith. They turned out okay. Rachel has an MSW from the University of Washington and is currently a school social worker working with behaviorally handicapped children in Seattle. Her brother Keith is a recent graduate of Capital Law School.
Dr. Barrett is a widower. His beloved wife of thirty-one years passed away in April, 2008, from complications of breast cancer. This site is dedicated to her memory.