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Hayley Barnes, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Obstetrics & Gynecology | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Loyola University (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Doctoral Degree: St. Louis University
  • Bachelor's Degree: The Ohio State University (Biology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) (Certification Date: 2023-04-21)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certification Date: 2019-11-11)


Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Clinical: Patient education and decision-making, patient anxiety

Basic science & translational: Urinary microbiome, urethral microbiome, recurrent urinary tract infections, expanded quantiative urine culture

Educational: Surgical learning curves, teaching models for learners

Clinical Interests

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Atrophic Vaginitis (Vaginal atrophy)

Bartholin's Cyst

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Support Problems, Uterine Prolapse

Posterior Vaginal Prolapse (rectocele)

Rectovaginal Fistula

Uterine Prolapse

Vaginal Disease

Vaginal Fistula

Vaginal Prolapse


Vesicovaginal Fistula

Vulvar Disease

Vulvar Disorders

Vulvodynia (Vulvar Pain)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Barnes, H C; Akl, A; Taege, S K; Brincat, C; Brubaker, L; Mueller, E R 2022. Using clinical estimate or catheter measurement of urethral mid-point result in similar retropubic mid-urethral sling position: a randomized trial. International urogynecology journal, ,

Barnes HC, Wolff B, Abdul-Rahim O, Harrington A, Hilt EE, Price TK, Halverson T, Hochstedler BR, Pham T, Acevedo-Alvarez M, Joyce C, Fitzgerald CM, Schreckenberger PC, Brubaker L, Wolfe AJ, Mueller ER. 2021. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Standard versus Expanded Cultures to Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections in Women. Journal of Urology, ,

Bennett AT, Ringel NE, Menhji K, Brown OE, Hall EF, Cardenas-Trowers OO, Falk KN, Jeney SES, Barnes HC, Escobar C, Tellechea LM, Sappenfield EC, Mehta S, Chang OH. 2021. "First, Do No Harm”- Trainees’ Observation of Risk Reduction in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 27 1, 2-4

Chen YB, Barnes HC, Westbay L, Wolff B, Shannon M, Adams W, Acevedo-Alvarez M, Mueller ER, Pham TT 2021. Preoperative Music Listening in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Trial Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 27 8, 469-473

Escobar CM, Falk KN, Mehta S, Hall EF, Menhaji K, Sappenfield EC, Brown OE, Ringel NE, Chang OH, Tellechea LM, Barnes HC, Jeney SES, Bennett AT, Cardenas-Trowers OO 2021. Rethinking Second-Line Therapy for Overactive Bladder to Improve Patient Access to Treatment Options Obstetrics and Gynecology, 137 3, 454-460

Sifuentes R, Wolff BJ, Barnes HC, Wozniak A, Mueller ER, Pham TT. 2021. You’re how Old? Correlating perioperative complication risk in octogenarians undergoing colpocleisis for pelvic organ prolapse Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 27 4, 238-243

Brown HW, Barnes HC, Lim A, Giles DL, McAchran SE 2020. Better together: multidisciplinary approach improves adherence to pelvic floor physical therapy. International Urogynecology Journal, 31 5, 887-893

Barnes HC, Harrison RF, Huffman L, Medlin E, Spencer R, Al-Niaimi A. 2017. The adoption of single-port laparoscopy for full staging of endometrial cancer: surgical and oncology outcomes and evaluation of the learning curve. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology , 24 6, 1029-1036

Barnes HC, Cannada LK, Watson JT. 2014. A clinical evaluation of alternative fixation techniques for medial malleolus fractures. Injury, 45 9, 1365-367