Stephen Barrett, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, FAENS


  • Undergraduate: B.S., Cum Laude, Psychology/Pre-Med from University of Utah
  • Medical School: D.P.M., Cum Laude, William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL.
  • Surgical Residency: Medical Arts/Danforth Hospital, Houston, TX
  • MBA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

Professional Accomplishments

  • Barrett has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed medical journals, authored several chapters in medical textbooks, has co-authored a textbooks on the interpretation of Neurosensory testing and diagnostic ultrasound in the lower extremity, and has published the textbook, “Practical Pain Management for the Lower Extremity Surgeon.”
  • He is a past-president of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, a national multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the study and surgery of peripheral nerve.
  • Barrett received the Jules Tinel, M.D. award in 2010, which is the highest award granted by the nerve society.
  • Barrett is a United States Patent holder for the development of two endoscopic surgical procedures: endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (EPF) and endoscopic decompression of intermetatarsal nerve (EDIN). He has trained more than 5,000 surgeons throughout the world in these techniques, and his EPF technique is featured in Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics, which is considered a seminal textbook in Orthopedic Surgery.


Hospital Affiliations

  • WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Emory University Midtown
  • Emory St. Joseph’s


Professional Statement

“It has been my mission since before starting practice, and to an even greater extent for the last decade, to improve patient care, decrease pain for patients and to find a successful treatment for those “few” patients who suffer from something they have been told cannot be helped. There are more than 20 million patients out there who are not receiving optimal care with a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. I cannot begin to express the inner self-fulfillment I receive when one of my patients comes back to me and says something like: “I’ve been to 8 different doctors of multiple specialties, and you are the first one to figure this out.” It is my mission not to just find more “answers” for my patients, but to develop an evolving protocol, based on the most sound science available today from all specialties ranging from pain management to neurology, and orchestrate them into a cogent, comprehensive, multimodal protocol that is easily reproducible and can be placed into the hands of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners who are already successful in their own practices. USNC will change thousands of lives—not just hundreds.”