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John M. Barry M.D.

Dr. Barry has been a faculty member at OHSU since 1973. He was director of kidney transplantation from 1976 to 2009, head of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation from 1990 to 1992, and head of the Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation from 1979 to 2008. He is currently professor of urology and professor of surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation.

He has been president of the following organizations: the American Urological Association, the American Board of Urology, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Western Section of the American Urological Association, the Northwest Urological Society, the Oregon Urological Society, the Urologic Society of Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, the Western Association of Transplant Surgeons, and the Pacific Northwest Transplant Society. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing.

He has been labeled as "One of the Best Doctors in America" by Woodward/White, as "One of our Best Doctors" in the Portland Magazine, "One of the Best 400 Physicians in America" by Good Housekeeping Magazine, and as "One of the Best Medical Specialists in the USA" by Town and Country Magazine. He received the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Discovery Award in 1994, the Distinguished Faculty Award from OHSU in 2002, the American Urological Association's Certificate of Achievement Award in 2003, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the OHSU Department of Surgery in 2011, and Honorary Membership in the American Urological Association in 2011. He is the 2014 recipient of the Society of Government Services Urologists H. Godwin Stevenson Award, the 2015 recipient of the Ramon Guiteras Award of the American Urological Association, that society's highest award, the 2016 Laureate of the Societe' Internationale d'Urologie Astellas-European Foundation, and the 2018 recipient of Honorary Lifetime Membership by the Society of Government Services Urologists.

He has more than 300 publications in the fields of urology and renal transplantation, and he has been a visiting professor or guest speaker nationally and internationally.

His specialty areas are kidney transplantation, surgical diseases of the kidney, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, and reconstructive urology. Fellows, residents, and medical students, in additional to Dr. Barry, see many of his patients. A recommended website is

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  • Residency:

    • Urology, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland
  • Certifications:

    • Urology 1975, recertified 1998


  • "Re" Journal of Urology  2000
  • "Beneficial effect of pre-transplant splenectomy for leukopenia in primary cadaver kidney transplants" Journal of Urology  1983
  • "Efficacy and safety of low molecular weight heparin in renal transplantation" Transplantation August 27 1998
  • "Renal transplant-recipient surgery" BJU International March 2007
  • "Cytokine-release syndrome" Transplantation Proceedings  1993
  • "Efficacy of digital rectal examination after radiotherapy for prostate cancer" Journal of Urology  2001
  • "Regional kidney sharing program for patients with broadly reactive lymphocytotoxic antibodies." Western Journal of Medicine February 1982
  • "OKT3 monoclonal antibody in pediatric kidney transplant recipients with recurrent and resistant allograft rejection" Journal of Pediatrics  1987
  • "Initial experience with the Rosen incontinence device" Journal of Urology  1981
  • "HLA-identical sibling renal transplantation - A 21-yr single-center experience" Clinical Transplantation  1999
  • "Unsuspected adnexal masses in renal transplant recipients" Journal of Urology  1982
  • "Ten years of training community urologists and general surgeons to do cadaver kidney retrievals" Journal of Urology  1990
  • "Editorial Comment" Journal of Urology April 2008
  • "Ureteroneocystostomy in Kidney Transplant With Ureteral Duplication" JAMA Surgery  1973
  • "The current role of endourologic management of renal transplantation complications" Advances in Urology  2013
  • "Kidney transplantation into patients with abnormal bladders" Transplantation April 15 2004
  • "Membranous nephropathy in renal allograft recipients" Clinical Transplantation  1991
  • "Transplantation of a horseshoe kidney into 2 recipients" Journal of Urology  1984
  • "The subcapsular C sign" Journal of Urology  1974
  • "A U.S. clinical study of Orthoclone OKT3 in renal transplantation" Transplantation Proceedings  1987
  • "Needle tract seeding after percutaneous renal adenocarcinoma aspiration" Journal of Urology  1986
  • "Human Kidney Preservation by Flushing with Intracellular Solution and Cold Storage" JAMA Surgery  1978
  • "Transureteroureterostomy" Journal of Urology  1980
  • "Percutaneous aspiration biopsy of renal allografts using ultrasound localization" Urology  1980
  • "Editorial Comment" Journal of Urology June 2010
  • "Therapeutic use of OKT3 monoclonal antibody for acute renal allograft rejection" Experimental Nephrology  1987
  • "Human leukocytes A and B antigens in patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma" Journal of Urology  1980
  • "Color photography in open urological surgery" Journal of Urology  1980
  • "Herpes simplex type 1 hepatitis in renal transplantation" JAMA Internal Medicine  1980
  • "Nocturnal penile tumescence monitoring with stamps-barry JM, Blank B, and Boileau M" Journal of Sexual Medicine May 2011

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