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L. Harold Barnwell

L. Harold Barnwell, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE, POCUS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director of Doctoral Education

Phone: 804-828-0623

Email: lbarnwell@vcu.edu

Faculty Bio

L. Harold Barnwell, III, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE, POCUS is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of Education in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at VCU. Dr. Barnwell joined the department as an affiliate faculty member in 2015 and full-time faculty member in 2017. Dr. Barnwell is a practicing anesthetist with the VCU Health System. His research interests include perioperative brain health, ultrasound applications in nurse anesthesia practice, modernizing education for the next generation of learners, and international collaboration of nurse anesthetists. Dr. Barnwell also enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife, Ashley, and three daughters, Teagan, Tate Rose, and Taryn. 


PhD, Health Related Sciences (2021), Virginia Commonwealth University

DNAP (2015), Virginia Commonwealth University

MSNA (2014), Virginia Commonwealth University

BSN (2009), Liberty University