James W. Barnett, MD

Rural Student Physician Program Director University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaFamily Medicine
Work 815 Main Street, Suite C Peoria IL 61602
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Biographical Info

Additional Title(s)/Position(s)

Clinical Associate Professor

Start Date on Faculty

Joined as Director of the Rural Student Physician Program in 2005


Born in Tanzania; grew up in Kenya.


Wheaton College (BS in Chemistry with honors)

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Transitional Internship

OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria


UICOMP Family Medicine Residency


My clinical focus has been urban community health with work at Heartland Health Services, Peoria’s FQHC. I am also grateful to nurture interest in the Illinois rural areas through the Rural Student Physician Program. The focus on urban and rural areas of workforce need has been a creative balance for me!

Family and Interests

Grateful for my wife, Bev, and our three grown children! I enjoy life with family and friends, reading, travel and visiting in front of a wood-burning fireplace.

I am thankful for the camaraderie and supportive atmosphere of this department.

Categories: Family Medicine, UICOMP