Dr. Barton received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1977. After graduation, he took a one year internship at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas, and completed a three year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wm. Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. In 1983 Dr. Barton became board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1981-85, and attained rank of Major. Since 1985, he has been in private practice in Soldotna, Alaska. Dr. Barton holds privileges at Central Peninsula Hospital, Kenai Surgery Center, South Peninsula Hospital, and Alaska Regional Hospital. Dr. Barton attends three to five educational seminars each year to remain current in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Barton is a Board Member of the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association (KPHA). He also serves as the KPHA representative to the Alaska State Hockey Association. He has coached many hockey teams over the years and is currently the head coach for U16 KPHA Girls Tier II Hockey team. In his free time Dr. Barton enjoys the outdoors, physical fitness, and spending time with his family.