Medical Staff

Brian D. Barash, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Brian D. Barash, M.D. graduated with Honors from the University of Kansas with his undergraduate degree in Human Biology. After spending a year doing bench top research on Polycystic Kidney Disease, Dr. Barash confirmed that Medicine was his calling.  He went on to complete medical school in 1995, also at the University of Kansas Medical School where he was honored with the Cogwell award for his performance in coursework in Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Dr. Barash completed his Adult Psychiatry training in 1998 and after serving as Chief Resident at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, he then went on to finish a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2000.  Dr. Barash is a Board Certified Diplomate both in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In 2008, Dr. Barash achieved his third Board Certification and Diplomate status in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Dr. Barash and colleagues started Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates (CPA) in 1998 and since that time their practice has grown to be a stable fixture within the Kansas City community at large. Doctors  Barash, Young, Ulusarac and Mossinghoff, along with Mid Level Practitioners Anderson and McCoy, as well as many diverse Therapists continue to provide inpatient and outpatient care to patients of all ages and levels of complexity, maintaining a cutting edge philosophy by constantly staying abreast of new and emerging neuroscience information. One way this is accomplished is through clinical research trial participation in collaboration with many Pharmaceutical companies as well as through University based research.  Dr. Barash and colleagues work with mental health professionals including Therapists and Psychologists throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as throughout the Country to provide collaborative care to their patients.

Dr. Barash enjoys treating patients of all ages from the very young child to the mature adult.  He and his colleagues welcome and value the opportunity to treat you and believe that they will earn your confidence and trust.  They remain open to new patients either by self-referral or through a clinician generated request.