Kirsten Barnes

Hi, my name is Kirsten Barnes and I grew up in Lexington, SC. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Clemson University, and went on to earn my medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

I am excited to remain in Greenville to complete my Family Medicine Residency not only for the lively downtown area and proximity to both mountains and ocean, but the commitment of this program to heal compassionately, teach innovatively, and improve constantly. PRISMA Health Upstate serves a widely diverse patient population and is led by brilliant and passionate educators. This program also is one of only a handful in the country that provides the unique opportunity to pursue additional training and certification in Lifestyle Medicine.

My interests in medicine include lifestyle medicine, LGBT patient care, global health, and wilderness medicine. My hobbies include rock climbing, camping, going on road trips, watching live music, and contra dancing.