Andrew Barnosky

Andrew R. Barnosky, DO, MPH, FACEP

Professor, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Learning Health Sciences, Anatomical Sciences
Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine


Dr. Andrew Barnosky is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the University of Michigan.  Within the Medical School, he is a professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, the Division of Anatomical Sciences and the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.  He joined the faculty in 1998, having spent the early part of his career in the Henry Ford Health System.

Dr. Barnosky is a graduate of the A. T. Still University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and the Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.).  His postgraduate training was at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Michigan.  He has been a visiting professor of anatomy at the University of Oxford Medical School, and a visiting clinical scholar in hospice and palliative medicine at the Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice in the Oxford University Hospital system.  Dr. Barnosky is board-certified in emergency medicine and hospice/palliative care by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Barnosky is active in medical student and resident education.  His teaching and scholarship are in the areas of clinical ethics, professionalism, humanism, spirituality in medicine and gross anatomy.  In the Medical School’s learning community (M-Home) he is the House Director of the Dr. Jonas Salk House.  He serves in a variety of Medical School administrative roles including the Chapter Advisor of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Co-lead of the White Coat Ceremony, the Co-director of the Healer’s Art Course, Director of the M3 Seminars in Medicine course, and a core faculty member in the Path of Excellence in Bioethics.  In the Doctoring Course, he has been active in developing curriculum in medical ethics and social and behavioral issues in medicine.  He is a volunteer physician at the University of Michigan Student Run Free Clinic, an ambulatory clinic which provides free health care to underserved individuals in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.  For sixteen years Dr. Barnosky served as the Director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service and the Chair of the Adult Ethics Committee for the University of Michigan Health System.  He is currently the President of the Washtenaw County Medical Society.