Ann Barnes, M.D., is a native of Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Barnes received her master’s in public health from The University of Texas School of Public Health and is a board certified internist. Currently, Barnes is chief medical officer at Legacy Community Health Services—the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Houston. She oversees clinical services provided by the health system as well as clinical quality and patient centered medical home initiatives. She is an associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of sociology at Rice University.
Prior to her current role, Barnes was medical director of weight management services and disease prevention for Harris Health System. She worked to develop infrastructure to ensure weight management support for patients through internal and community-based resources. In addition, she led a nationally recognized pilot, Healthy Harvest, that brought farmer’s markets into Harris Health facilities located in food deserts. She is greatly involved in community activities including board memberships and countywide partnerships addressing childhood obesity.