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Barbara Jo McGarry, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Robert Wood Johnson Family Medicine Residency
Office: 317 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ


Dr. McGarry’s special interests include Curriculum Development, Evidence-Based Medicine, Chronic Disease Management and Practice Management.


  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, MD, 1988
  • Rutgers University, Henry Rutgers Honors Program, BA, Biological Sciences 1984


  • Family Medicine Academic Teaching Skills, Dept. of Family Medicine, RWJMS, 1991-92
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/St. Peter’s Family Medicine Residency, 1988-91

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine 1991, Recertified 1997, 2004

Awards, Honors, Community Service

  • Volunteer Preceptor, Promise Clinic for medically indigent, 2004-present
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group Board of Governors, 2007-present
  • RWJMS Family Medicine Residency Teaching Award, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012
  • Chief Resident, UMDNJ-RWJMS Family Medicine Residency 1990-1991
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Selected Publications

Song, M, McGarry, B, Roemheld-Hamm, B. What interventions reduce falls among elderly patients in nursing care facilities? Evidence Based Practice, Family Practice Inquiries Network, 15(8) August 2012

Nordin, T, McGarry, B, Roemheld-Hamm, B: What is the best way to diagnose developmental dysplasia in the hip in newborns? Evidence Based Practice, Family Practice Inquiries Network, 12(10) October 2009

Nguyen, B, McGarry, B, Roemheld-Hamm, B: Treatments for Chronic Prostatitis Evidence Based Practice, Family Practice Inquiries Network, 12(7) July 2009

McGarry BJ, Kalyan P, Are B-Blockers Effective in Neuromediated (vasovagal) syncope? Evidence Based Practice, Family Practice Inquiries Network, 11(6) June 2008

B.J. McGarry & H.M. Frankel, Effect of Progressive Hyperthermia on Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation in the Rat, J. therm. Bio II, (1986)

Heath, C, Sulik, S, Primary Care Procedures in Women’s Health, 2010. Author of chapters on Workup of Vaginitis.

Tallia, AF, Editor, Swansons Family Practice Review, A Problem Oriented Approach, 2004. Author of chapters on HTN, DM, Enuresis, Sinusitis, Dermatitis, Acne, Thyroid disease, Anemia, Headache chapter 12, pgs57-62, chapter14, 67-74, Chapter 26, 125-135, chapter 27, 135-140, chapter 31, 154-158, chapter 32, 159-166, chapter 34, 172-178, chapter 111, 532-535, chapter 113, 540-543

B.J. McGarry, Editor, Managing Patients with Difficult Headaches, Case Studies for the Primary Care Physician, UMDNJ - RWJMS CME Monograph (2/98)