Terrence A. Barrett, MD

  • Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
4.74 out of 5


I am a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in General GI & inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I am a tenured professor. I trained at University of Chicago (GI with a post-doc in Immunology) and moved to Northwestern University Hospital (NMH) where I was director of IBD and later division chief of GI. In 2013, I moved to the University of Kentucky where I am now division chief of G.I. and Hepatology with a co-appointment in Microbiology / Immunology. My clinical interest is caring for severe refractory IBD. I have been funded through NIH and VA mechanisms x 30yr & currently study epithelial responses in colitis. The primary interest of our laboratory is the impact of mitochondrial respiration in regulating epithelial cell responses in colitis (RO1-funded). This project led to the development of a novel drug (PCT patent pending), AuPhos, that increases mitochondrial function in the intestine and treats colitis in mice (VA merit-funded).

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology

Training & Education


University of Illinois at Chicago


Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago


Gastroenterology, University of Chicago IBD, University of Chicago Immunology, University of Chicago

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

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Ratings & Reviews

4.74 out of 5
5 Reviews

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  • Patient Review

    Very professional and caring

    Patient Review

    *Dr. Barrett and his assistant *Casie Mayne are the best providers I've had.

    Patient Review

    *Dr. Barrett care and concern were immediate. He followed my progress through surgery and his interest in my health was obvious.

    Patient Review

    *Dr. Barrett is the most caring, understanding dr. I have ever had. A genuine concern for his patients well being & health.

    Patient Review

    The PA and *Dr. Barrett were very thorough, and understanding.