John M. Barry M.D.

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Professor of Urology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 38 Comments)


  • Transplantation
  • Urology

Special focus on

  • Renal Transplantation
  • Residency:

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

    • Urology 1975, recertified 1998


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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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 38 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Excellent care, as always.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr. Barry was very professional, on time, explained the procedure and answered any questions I had.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr.Barry was very good at explaining everything. Also called me back same day on lab results! Amazing!

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  • Oct 03, 2019

    Dr. Barry has been my urologist for about twenty years. I am very comfortable with his diagnoses and treatment. He is one of the best.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Knowledgeable, succinct, friendly

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr Barry was friendly and knowledgeable as was his assistant.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Barry was very... I really like him. He's a good doctor, was informative, good bed side manner. I just can't say enough about him. He's just a really good guy and I'd recommend anybody to him.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Great Doctor. Not only met my expectations but exceeded them. Absolutely a delightful experience.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Great, professional and thorough

  • Jul 27, 2019

    [Name] we really appreciate the friendly and personal interest Dr. Barry provides and his detailed explanation of what he does during our visit and what are his plans are what is hopes and plans are for [Name] condition. And we just think he's the best. Thank you.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Everyone is friendly, helpful and works to put you at ease. They are professional and courteous. They make you feel valued and that they are vested in your health.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Appointment ran smoothly, as usual.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Dr. Barry is excellent--knowledgeable, experienced, competent and kind.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    My experience with Dr. John Barry was beyond exceptional! Dr. Barry continually went above and beyond to insure I was cared for and given every opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns. He made sure I understood all steps of every procedure. I have the highest regard and respect for Dr. Barry as a doctor and as an individual. I was treated as a person and just a patient.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr. John Barry, is outstanding. He is a great asset for OHSU

  • Mar 08, 2019

    He let me know some seriouse good info on my bodoes anatomy of why i keep having uti's so frequently

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Just like to say that Dr. Barry was great to work with was extremely professional clearly as one of the best in his field. I think he's over 2500 surgeries now, I think that's what I heard but was definitely impressed. And you know definitely that the follow up with them was great. So couldn't recommend them any more strongly than then I could so yeah, definitely happy with the experience.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    Dr. Berry was a very good doctor. He was very quick with the procedure, and very understanding about how uncomfortable the procedure was, given that it was a stent removal. He was very apologetic about it. And he used humor to make me feel better, which is nice. And yeah, he was very great during the appointment.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    It was an excellent experience.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    on time, professional, courteous, attentive

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Dr. John Barry is not only an excellent doctor, but he treats his patients with respect and personal care that is seen in very fee in the medical profession. I know he genuinely cares for each person in his practice and they know it.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Dr. Barry is very professional and educational. Bye. Bye.

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  • Dec 21, 2018

    He knows, he explains, he takes time. Perfect.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Good.wish all Drs could represent medical care as he does.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    I've been with Dr. Barry for years and wouldn't go to anybody else for oncology problems. Thank you, Dr. Barry.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    Dr.Barry is an excellent professional doctor, listens politely, has clear directions for next steps and follow up to diagnose and treat

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Dr. Barry is a very compassionate Doctor. He takes the time to explain, in detail, conditions and procedures to insure your complete understanding.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Did not seem to listen to what I was saying.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Dr. Barry has been my urologist for several years. He has taken good care of me in the highest professional manner.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Dr. Barry is so knowledgeable in his field of nephrology, I feel extremely comfortable knowing that he's going to be in charge of my surgery. He took care of my mom 21 years ago, and I no doubt have 100% faith in everything that he's going to be doing for me. He's a wonderful physician, and he makes you feel very comfortable when he talks to you ... I am so glad that he's going to be my physician through this journey.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    I traveled from South Carolina to meet with Dr Barry. He's an excellent urologist with a great personality & years of experience. He was able to diagnose & offer practical solutions for my bladder issues.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Well I've known Dr. Barry for at least 5 or 6 years, and he has done a very good job with me and I really appreciate his work and everything, and that's why I went to him this time. Okay, thank you.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    This professional is very competent, and has helped me a lot.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    Very informative and quite pleasant, as has always been my experience with Dr Barry.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Dr. Barry has served me well for many years.

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