Dr. Barada earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia. After a year of residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed residency at U. Va. He then served three years as head of internal medicine at Ft. Defiance Indian Health Service Hospital, Navajo Reservation, in Arizona, after which he returned to U. Va. to complete a three year N.I.H. supported fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Barada then moved to Durham to become Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center. In 1982, he founded Durham Rheumatology, where he has practiced since then, continuing to hold an Assistant Consulting position at Duke. Dr. Barada was a founder of the NC Rheumatology Association, Past President of the NC Arthritis Foundation, served as President of the Medical Staff at Durham Regional Hospital; President of the Durham-Orange Co. Medical Society; Chair of the Board of Senior PharmAssist; and as founding Chairman of Project Access Durham County.
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