About Dr. Barber

Dr. Kirk Barber


    Dr. Kirk Barber is a Calgary dermatologist who has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. There are very few skin diseases he has not seen and every day he is interested and excited by the patients who seek his help.

    “I truly enjoy my work and I look forward to each day and it’s challenges,” says Dr. Barber. “I try to get to know each person who comes through my door so I can better treat each person as an individual. I’m about treating the person with the skin condition, not just the skin condition.”


Medical Community and Education

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Barber obtained his M.D. from the University of Alberta and his training in dermatology as the Chief Resident at Harvard Medical School.

Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Dermatology) and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. Barber serves as member of many national medical advisory boards related to his specialty. He has presented professional papers to both national and international medical audiences.

Past-president of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the Alberta Society of Dermatology.

Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, the official publication of the Canadian Dermatology Association and the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

CDA President's Cup Award for contributions to the CDA - the only two time recipient (1997, 2011)

Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical research trials. His major area of interest is the drug therapy of psoriasis and eczema.

Dermatologist and eczema expert Dr. Kirk Barber discusses the safety of topical corticosteroids and the management of eczema.

Learn about Common Eczema Myths from dermatologist and eczema expert Dr. Kirk Barber.

Dr. Kirk Barber comments on his medical experience and how he got involved with Psoriasis.

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Learn about Common Eczema Myths from dermatologist and eczema expert Dr. Kirk Barber.


Click on the link below to access engaging conversational podcasts with Dr. Kirk Barber, the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine,  and other authors of articles from JCMS.


Dr. Kirk Barber is also Vice President of the Camp Liberté Society. This free six-day camp offers children with skin conditions multiple fun and enriching experiences all while enjoying the wonders of nature. To learn more, click on the link below.