Meet The Team

James Barker, M.D.

James Barker, M.D.

Dr. Barker joined SHSU COM in May, 2019. A native of Kansas, Dr. Barker has worked primarily in academic medical institutions as a Specialist in Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Internal Medicine. He is also a certified hypnotist. At SHSU, he serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine and directs the Clinical Skills, Standardized Patient, and Simulation programs. Dr. Barker has a passion for teaching and learning and is thrilled to a part of the Sam Houston team.

He is happy to see patients who have problems with Respiratory disorders such as abnormal chest x-rays, asthma, shortness of breath or with problems sleeping such as obstructive sleep apnea or insomnia. In addition, Dr. Barker is happy to apply advanced techniques such as hypnosis or mindfulness to common problems such as test anxiety, insomnia, or smoking cessation.

Dr. Barker and his wife, Karen, live in the Lake Conroe area west of Willis, TX. They have pet parrots and dogs. He spends free timing bicycling and reading novels as well as playing Words with Friends!