Ruanne Barnabas, M.B.Ch.B., D.Phil., is a physician at the Madison Clinic at Harborview and the UW’s King K. Holmes Endowed Professor in STD and AIDS. She is also a UW associate professor of Global Health and Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an adjunct associate professor of Epidemiology.
Dr. Barnabas enjoys working with patients to improve their overall health, adopt healthy lifestyles and allow them to spend time doing activities they enjoy. Dr. Barnabas believes there are many resources to improve quality of life and she finds it immensely rewarding to work with patients to integrate those strategies into their daily lives.
Dr. Barnabas earned her M.B.Ch.B. at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her D.Phil at Oxford. She conducts research on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. The ultimate aim of her work is to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention interventions to inform public health policy.
In her free time Dr. Barnabas enjoys running, yoga, swimming and sailing.