John M. Barry M.D.

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Professor of Urology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 17 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 1980 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 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 2015 recipient of the Ramon Guiteras Award of the American Urologicalassociation, that society's highest award.

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

4.9 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 17 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.9
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.9
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.3

Patient Comments

  • Jun 21, 2018

    my overall experience was most satisfying and informative!!!!

  • Jun 20, 2018

    I was greeted with a statement of I am a surgeon who specializes in kidney transplants, what is your concern today. Inference, why are you bothering me with your silly cyst questions. he made me feel stupid for being concerned about it and as if I were wasting his time. I dont doubt he is a stellar surgeon, but his bedside manner could use a little helpwhen I inquired further about additional pain I was having he told me that sounds like a muscle spasm. To which I replied, no I have had those and this is very clearly different and a marked episode of intense pain. He just looked at me like I was dumb and said he didn't know then.

  • Jun 05, 2018

    Outstanding doctor!

  • May 15, 2018

    Dr Barry was excellent. I would highly recommend him.

  • May 08, 2018

    Dr. Barry is a consummate professional who reflects great credit on himself and on OHSU.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    Great experience with a wonderful clinician

  • Mar 21, 2018

    Dr Barry is outstanding !!

  • Dec 27, 2017

    Dr. Barry was patient with my questions and concerns and took the time to make sure I left with no question or concern unanswered. I appreciate his candor and demeanor. Even though the upcoming surgical procedure was going to be "brutal" - I knew I was trusting the right man for the task.

  • Sep 13, 2017

    Dr Barry is very knowledgeable and he is very caring and understanding to our concerns. He made every effort to get our appointment in and the surgery in the same week while we were there to see him We did not have to go back later for the surgery. He took care of it all at once. Saved use time and money.

  • Aug 02, 2017

    Dr. Barry is highly competent, caring, and compassionate. He sets a high bar for other doctors to follow in this regard. He is truly a treasure to OHSU.

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