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Department of

Family and Community Medicine

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Barbara Tobias, MD

Interim Chair and Robert & Myfanwy Smith Endowed Chair of Family Medicine

Clinical Interest

Family Medicine

  • Bachelor of Arts: Cornell University
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Family Medicine 07/13/1990
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0582
  • Office (513) 558-1413
  • Fax (513) 558-3030
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Christopher, Ronda; Trudnak, Tara; Hemenway, Regina; Bolton, Sara; Tobias, Barbara; Fairbrother, Gerry 2015. Health care transformation initiatives in type 2 diabetes care: a qualitative study in the cincinnati beacon community. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association, 28 2, 132-40

Sehgal M, Ellis R, Tobias B 2012. What's Wrong with Mom (Dad)? Chronic Care Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult (and their Caregivers) with Alzheimer's Dementia Family Medicine Clerkship Best Practices, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Published online 2012 ,

Elder N, Ricer R, Tobias B 2006. How respected family physicians manage difficult patient encounters Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 19:533-41 ,

Elder N, Tobias B, Lucero-Criswell A, Goldenhar L 2006. The art of observation: impact of a family medicine and art museum partnership on student education Family Medicine, 38(6):393-398 ,

Tobias B, Jacobson J 2004. A Pain by Any Other Name - Cross-cultural Challenges to the Patient With Unexplained Pain The Teaching Physician:Teaching Points-A 2-minute Mini-lecture, 3(2) ,

Tobias B, Ricer RE 1998. Office Counseling of Adolescents about Sexual Issues Primary Care Clinics of North America , 25(1):49-70 ,

Steiner, Beat; Cochella, Susan; Jortberg, Bonnie; Margo, Katie; Jerpbak, Christine; Last, Allen; Mendoza, Michael; Tobias, Barbara; Johnston, Esther; Robinson, Melissa; Michelfelder, Aaron; Heidelbaugh, Joel . STFM develops preceptor guidelines and a position statement on student use of electronic health records. Annals of family medicine, 12 2, 179-80