Stephen J. Barr, M.D.

Stephen Barr , M.D.

Dr. Barr specializes in total joint replacement of the knee, hip, and elbow, orthopaedic trauma care, and hand and spine disorders.  He has a special interest in osteotomies around the knee as a joint preserving method to address osteoarthritic pain as well as operative care of spinal stenosis.  He has served as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Level I trauma center at Maine Medical Center for more than 10 years.  Dr. Barr also serves on the Maine Medical Center/ Tufts University Maine Track Medical School admissions committee and is involved in resident and medical student education.

Dr. Barr was born in Taiwan, where his father was stationed in the US Navy, and was raised in Massachusetts.  The Merrilll family, on his mother's side, has been living in Maine for over 300 years.  Dr. Barr received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and then attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts.  He completed his general surgical internship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and his orthopaedic residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program.  He joined Maineortho after practicing for 3 years as an officer in the Public Health Service, stationed with the Indian Health Service in Gallup, New Mexico, where he cared for Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Native Americans as well as local military personnel.

Dr Barr has 3 children and lives with his family in North Yarmouth, where they farm over an acre of organic vegetables and fruit, stocking their root cellar.  He is also a beekeeper and has cared organically for bees for over 13 years.  He enjoys coaching soccer, basketball, and lacrosse and is an avid outdoorsman, fishing, hunting, open water swimming, and foraging for wild mushrooms whenever he can.

Specialities:

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hand and Spine Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Total Joint Replacement

Board Certification: Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons