Dr. Meredith Barrett is a clinical lecturer in Transplant Surgery at the University of Michigan. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kent State in 2008, and then matriculating through a 6-year premed-medical school program at Northeast Ohio Medical University, graduating in 2012. She completed her residency training in general surgery at the University of Michigan in 2019. Notably during her training she won the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award in 2017, a national award given to one surgery resident annually who demonstrates support of women in surgery and the potential to be a leader in surgery nationally.
Her primary research interest is surgery education, particularly feedback to learners and providing trainee autonomy. She has translated her work into manuscripts, publishing on a variety of education topics. During her transplantation fellowship she will continue to work toward advancing her educational research goals, including working toward the centralization of transplant fellowship educational criteria and testing of technical skills to insure readiness for practice upon graduation.
In addition to transplantation and surgical education Dr. Barrett is committed to resident and faculty wellness. She founded the Women in Surgery program at the University of Michigan and encourages mental health awareness and work-life balance. Outside of the operating room Dr. Barrett enjoys being outdoors, particularly running. She has completed ten marathons and multiple other road races.