Julie Barnes, M.S.N.
Assistant in Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
Julie Barnes has 22 years of experience serving the healthcare needs of the Middle Tennessee area in various capacities. In 2004, she began her career with Vanderbilt as an advanced practice nurse in the Cool Springs rheumatology practice. As a board-certified nurse practitioner in women’s health, Ms. Barnes became an advocate for her patients, ensuring they received superior care from her healthcare team. In 2012, she completed the Adult Health Post-graduate Degree Program with the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Supporting and ensuring the continued growth of her occupational field, Julie is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Society, and the American College of Rheumatology Society. Ms. Barnes is a proponent of creating health lifestyles through not only conventional medicine, but also through behavioral and mentality changes. One passion of Ms. Barnes is women’s healthcare with a focus on partnering and educating patients on ways to improve their quality of life. Her other passion is service, volunteering her time and occupational expertise through many programs such as Meals on Wheels, Room in the Inn, and other medical missions. Julie also volunteers at the Saint Sampson Medical Clinic, providing rheumatoid care to uninsured patients.