Director, Interventional Cardiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Colin M. Barker, MD is the Director of Interventional Cardiologyt and the Program Director for the Interventional and Structural Heart Fellowships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Dr. Barker’s clinical interests are interventional cardiology, including complex percutaneous interventions (left main disease, multi-vessel disease, total occlusions), structural heart disease and percutaneous heart valve therapy (valvuloplasty, repair, percutaneous valve replacement, TAVR), and management of cardiogenic shock. His research interests include optimizing therapy for older adults with heart and vascular disease, new technology and device development and the pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet therapy.Barker is the principal investigator on several clinical trials investigating novel therapies for coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, and high blood pressure. He received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the New York University Medical Center and completed advanced training in interventional cardiology, as well as peripheral and endovascular interventions at Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital in La Jolla, California.