Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Andrew Barnes

Contact Info

Fax 612-626-2134

Office Address:
Department of Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, Room 353
Minneapolis, MN 55414

University Specialty Clinic
Fairview Ridges Medical Bldg
303 East Nicollet Blvd, Suite 372
Burnsville, MN 55337

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 353 717 Del
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Physician

MD, University of Minnesota

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Fellowship in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

MPH, Maternal-Child Health, University of Minnesota


Andrew (Andy) Barnes, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he directs the fellowship program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Barnes’s clinical work with children and families focuses on helping children gain mastery of their own mind-body interactions. Some of the ways that he helps children become more competent in this regard includes teaching them how to use biofeedback, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis to help themselves better regulate their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Dr. Barnes’s research focuses on promoting resilience in children under stress, and on the interplay between behavior and biology. His current work focuses on the health and self-regulation of children growing up in homeless families.

Dr. Barnes also enjoys teaching pediatric trainees about self-regulation and the fundamentals of early child development and behavior, and helps direct professional trainings in pediatric clinical hypnosis. He frequently presents and teaches on these topics at local and national symposia and conferences. 


Clinical Hypnosis



Awards & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly "Top Doctor"
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis Presidential Award for Service (2017)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition" (2015-2017)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctor" (2015)
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis "Daniel P. Kohen Outstanding Clinician Award" (2015)
  • KL2 Clinical Scholar Career Development Award, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute: Self-regulation and Health in High-Risk Young Children (2013-2016)
  • Max Seham Award for Humanism in Medicine (2003)



  • Barnes, AJ and Kohen, DP. Clinical Hypnosis as an Effective Adjunct in the Care of Pediatric Inpatients. Journal of Pediatrics pp 563-565, 2006.
  • Barnes AJ, Eisenberg ME, and Resnick MD. Suicide and Self-injury Among Children and Youth With Chronic Health Conditions. Pediatrics 125(5), 2010.



CSpH 5000



Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-Burnsville;University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

General Pediatrics (2007)

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (2011)

Clinical Interests

Clinical hypnosis; Biofeedback; Mind-body medicine; Behavioral pediatrics

Clinical Experience Statement

I help children and adolescents (and their caregivers) to help themselves by teaching them how they can master the interactions between mind and body.

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Ridges Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center; University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital