Dr.  David Barnes

Department head and professor


Related information

Email: dcbarnes@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-5452
Fax: 902-473-2018
Mailing Address: 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Victoria General Hospital, Victoria Building, 3rd Floor, North Wing, 1276 South Park Street, PO BOX 9000, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Research Topics:
  • Nuclear medicine
  • QEII


  • Residency, nuclear medicine, University of Western Ontario
  • Residency, radiology/nuclear medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Internship, rotating internship, University Hospital, London, Ontario
  • Medical Degree, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Premedical, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Major: Chemistry  


Dr. Barnes practiced family medicine at the student health clinic at the University of Waterloo before coming to Dalhousie for a residency in radiology and nuclear medicine. He completed a nuclear medicine residency at the University of Western Ontario prior to joining the faculty at Dalhousie in 1989. He's been the nuclear medicine program director and the department research director before becoming department head in 2009.

Research interests:

  • Bone SPECT
  • Spondylarthropathies
  • MIBG
  • Thromboembolic disease