Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM

Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM

Chief Medical Officer, Atentiv Health

Barry Keith Herman, M.D., MMM is a dual Board Certified Psychiatrist in both Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry with over 25 years of medical executive and entrepreneurial experience in the managed care, pharmaceutical, and now digital health industries. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of Atentiv Health, a digital health specialty provider. Barry has spent his entire professional career, whether as a clinician, researcher, a physician leader, a mental health advocate, or an innovator, committed to improving the lives of patients and their families.

Barry began his career as a clinician, treating children, adolescents and adults in a variety of practice settings. He founded a multidisciplinary group practice in Austin, TX which was subsequently acquired by a large hospital system. While practicing in Austin he served as Medical Director of a 108-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital. He subsequently served as Vice President and Corporate Medical Director of a regional provider-owned health plan and then as a Corporate Market Medical Director for United Healthcare in South Texas.

In 2001 Barry joined Pfizer as a Senior Medical Director and began a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in both Medical Affairs and Clinical Development. He subsequently held leadership positions at Sanofi U.S., Sunovion, Shire, Ironshore, and Tris Pharma. At Tris he served as Chief Medical Officer overseeing the entire medical organization. In March 2020 Barry joined Atentiv Health, a digital health specialty provider, as Chief Medical Officer. The company has developed a digital therapeutic for the treatment of ADHD in children.

As an advocate, Barry has served on the Boards of a number of NGOs and medical professional organizations, and held numerous leadership positions in organized medicine. As a Fellow at Stanford he founded Boyer House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to research, education and treatment of severe mental illnesses. He served as founder, President and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for 10 years before it merged with another nonprofit organization. He subsequently has served on several Boards, all focused on mental health advocacy, including the Irwin Foundation, The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals & Consumers, and the American Association of Practicing Psychiatrists. He currently serves on the Board of the American Association for Psychiatric Administration and Leadership (AAPAL), and is a Past-President of that organization. Following his fellowship training, Barry served for three years in the National Health Service Corps in rural Arkansas. During that time he was appointed to serve on the Arkansas Youth Suicide Prevention Commission.

In organized medicine, Barry has served on numerous standing committees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He currently is the Chairperson of the APA Assembly Committee of Representatives of Subspecialties and Sections (ACROSS), comprising over 20 allied and specialty psychiatric organizations, and serves on the APA Assembly Executive Committee. He has also served on the Assembly of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He served as Chair of the Council of Fellows of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL, formerly the American College of Physician Executives).

Barry has received numerous awards in industry and academia, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Faculty Recognition Award of the Austin Psychiatric Residency Program, the United Healthcare Medical Excellence Award for Responsibility and Accountability in Medical Management, the Pfizer Values in Action Award for Innovation and the Pfizer Award for Performance and Leadership, the Corporate Partner Award from the Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service’s (NMSIS), and the lifetime Administrative Psychiatry Award from the APA.

Barry is a Distinguished Life Fellow of both the APA and AACAP.  He is a Fellow of AAPL and a lifetime member of the American Medical Association. He is the author of over 100 scientific abstracts and publications.

Barry received his Bachelor’s Degree from Clark University, received his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received a Masters Degree in Medical Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.