Meet the Greensboro Orthopaedics Team

Kenneth P. Barnes, MD, MSc, CAQSM, FACSM

Physician: Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Barnes joined Greensboro Orthopaedics in October of 2014. He is a board-certified physician with fellowship training in primary care sports medicine. He specializes in musculoskeletal sports medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries and also has training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Conditions he sees in the office may result from sports-related or traumatic injuries as well as degenerative joint conditions. Dr. Barnes has a special interest in sport-related concussion and non-operative fracture management. He routinely cares for patients from the pediatric to geriatric stages of life.

Prior to joining Greensboro Orthopaedics, Dr. Barnes served as the Director of Sports Medicine and the Head Team Physician at Elon University. He also cared for patients at the Kernodle Clinic providing musculoskeletal sports medicine care to the Burlington and Alamance County communities. Dr. Barnes gained experience in Sports Medicine during residency at The University of Massachusetts, The University of South Carolina, College of the Holy Cross, The Springfield Falcons Hockey Club, and New England Orthopaedics. He has an extensive research background with regional, national, and international presentations & publications. 

Community involvement gives Dr. Barnes the opportunity to interact with his community and the chance to improve the accessibility of quality medical care. He has generously provided sports medicine care throughout his medical career volunteering as team physician at various high schools over his career. Dr. Barnes takes pride in giving back to his community. He is the past-President of the Alamance-Caswell Chapter of the North Carolina Medical Society, has been appointment (March 2016) the Clinical Representative on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Barnes’s expertise and experience are enormous assets to the Greensboro Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Outreach Program.

Dr. Barnes is committed to providing high quality evidence based patient-centered care. He enjoys building positive relationships with patients and their families. His approach to patient care is couched in humility with a collaborative environment that focuses on providing options for care and encouraging the patient to be involved in the decision making process every step of the way. Dr. Barnes makes every effort to educate his patients about their condition and treatment options to allow them to make informed decisions about their care.

Professional Memberships

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), Alamance-Caswell County Medical Society, Greater Greensboro Medical Society (GGSM), Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)

Fellowship Training

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, NC


American College of Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Sports Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine


Combined residency training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Baystate Health System, Springfield, MA


Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Medical Education

The National University of Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Graduate Education

Masters of Science, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada & Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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