Michale J. Barber, M.D.

Michale J. Barber, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Dr. Michale “Mickey” Barber has been CEO/CMO of Better Life Carolinas for two years. Previously, Dr. Barber was CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas for 12 years. She graduated from The College of Charleston, completed medical school at The Medical University of South Carolina, completed her residency at Tulane University, and finished her fellowship at Harvard. She also was an assistant professor at Tulane University. During her training and career in academic medicine, she received several awards for clinical performance and teaching skills. Throughout her academic and private practice, she passionately pursued her interest in health, nutrition, exercise, and mind-body medicine. Further studies and certification in Age Management Medicine allow her to combine her unique interests and training to empower her patients to live vigorous, healthy lives at any age. In November 2012, Dr. Barber was awarded the top honor in her field and presented with the Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Barber offers an integrative approach to age management medicine while providing the patient with an assessment of hormonal balance and overall health and disease risk. Her philosophy for successful aging includes maintaining energy, health, and sexual vigor through shared responsibility of the patient-doctor team. Dr. Barber not only teaches her patients about hormonal balance but practices such balance herself. She has competed in Masters level figure competitions at the age of 48 placing second and ten years later competing to a standing ovation. Given a strong family history of heart disease and cancer, she takes her health very seriously and is a living example of the benefits of the program. Featured on television across the country and in publications including The Charleston Mercury, Shape Magazine, The Senior Sun, The Charleston City Paper, The Charleston Regional Business Journal, The Charlotte Business Journal, Vogue, and Harpers Bazaar, Dr. Barber is a Maria Shriver “Architect for Change” and a sought after lecturer on age management and hormone replacement.

EDUCATION 1982-86 Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
M.D. Degree

1978-82 College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina
B.A. Degree – Biology

1975-78 Midlands Technical College
Columbia, South Carolina
A.S. Degree – Reparatory Therapy

POSTGRADUATE 1/90-6/90 Fellowship – Obstetrical Anesthesia
TRAINING Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

1987-1990 Residency – Anesthesiology
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1986-1987 Internship – General Surgery
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

CERTIFICATION 2003 Cenegenics Age Management Medicine

1991 Diplomat American Board of Anesthesiology

EMPLOYMENT 4/2016 – Present Better Life Carolinas Age Management & Wellness Center
CMO

4/2006 – 3/2016 Cenegenics Carolinas Medical Institute
CEO / CMO

2002-2006 RenewYou, Advanced Wellness Technologies, LLC
President
Barber Medical Institute
Cenegenics Affiliate

1996-98 Coastal Anesthesia, president
Anesthesiology- private practice

1990-96 Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1978-81 Clinical Instructor – Respiratory Therapy
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

COMMITTEES 2004-05 School Health Committee
Charleston County Medical Society
Charleston, South Carolina

1996 Ad Hoc Consumer Committee
Board of Governors
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1992-96 Operating Room Committee
Tulane University Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

1994-96 Operating Room Leadership Committee
Tulane University Hospital

1993-96 Education Committee
Department of Anesthesiology
Tulane University Hospital

1992-94 Critical Care Advisory Committee
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1990-93 Clinical Competency Committee
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1990-96 Admissions Committee Tulane University Medical School
New Orleans, Louisiana

1982-86 Admissions Committee
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

APPOINTMENTS 1992-96 Medical Director of Outpatient Surgery
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

1990-96 Director -Obstetrical Anesthesia
Tulane University Hospital

1990-96 Co-Coordinator: Operating Room Schedule
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

AWARDS AND HONORS 2013 2nd Place- Women 35+
National Physique South Carolina Excalibur Contest

2013 Small Business Award Nominee
Chamber of Commerce
Charleston, South Carolinas

2012 Alan P Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine
Age Management Conference

2006 Small Business Award Nominee
Chamber of Commerce
Charleston, South Carolinas

1991 Outstanding Faculty of the Year
Tulane University
Department of Anesthesiology
New Orleans, Louisiana

1990 Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award
Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology
Tulane University Department of Anesthesiology
New Orleans, Louisiana

1989-90 Chief Resident
Tulane University Department of Anesthesiology
New Orleans, Louisiana

1986-87 Surgical Intern of the Year
Tulane University Department of Surgery
New Orleans, Louisiana

RESEARCH Clinical investigator “Clinical trials comparing sevoflurane
vs. isoflurane anesthetics: Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co.”
Tulane University Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Primary investigator – “Coagulopathy in spinal surgery”
Study conducted for clinical use only Tulane University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana

F. Ferrante, M.D., M. Barber, M.D., et al. “0625%
bupivacaine/.002% fentany via PCEA for pain of labor
and delivery”
Abstract ASA 1991

M. Barber, M.D., M. Gold, M.D., G. Koclanes, M.D.:
“Epidural morphine vs. butorphanol following
cesarean section: Comparison of PCA use
post cesarean section”. Presented at Society of Obstetric
Anesthesiology and Perinatology Boston, 1991.

Subbi Mathur, Ph.D., Michale J. Barber, M.D.,
Marguerite Carlton, M.D.: “Motion characteristics of
spermatozoa from males with cytotoxic antibodies”.
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and
Microbiology Vol. 12, pp. 87-90, 1986.

PRESENTATIONS Lecture: “Age Management Medicine”
Health Care and Wellness for Business
Charleston County Chamber of Commerce
2005

Lecture: “Nonobstetric surgery in the pregnant patient”
10th Annual Mardi Gras Anesthesia Update, New Orleans
1995

Lecture: “Anesthesia for fetal distress”
8th Annual Mardi Gras Anesthesia Update, New Orleans 1992
Lecture: “Anesthesia for the pregnant patient for nonobstetric
surgery”
7th Annual Mardi Gras Anesthesia Update, New Orleans 1991

Lecture: “Anesthesia for fetal distress”
ASRA Regional Meeting – New Orleans 1991

Grand rounds: Department of Ob/gyn
Tulane University Medical School
“What’s new in labor analgesia?”
New Orleans 1994

Grand rounds: Department of Ob/Gyn
Tulane University Medical School
“Nonobstetric surgery in the pregnant patient”
New Orleans 1991

Tutorial: “Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation”
Department of Physiology
Tulane University Medical School
April 1992, 1993

HOBBIES: Weight lifting, golf