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Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD

Richard Barth

Section Chief

General Surgery

What about your job inspires you?

I have loved working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock because it has allowed me the opportunity to combine research with clinical care. For a dozen years, I had a lab where I was able to collaborate with basic scientists and do immunotherapy research in mouse models. We were then able to translate our observations into vaccine trials in patients. Now I am collaborating with engineers from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to invent new ways to more precisely do breast cancer surgery. I am passionate about identifying clinical problems, devising possible solutions, and then testing those solutions in research studies and clinical trials.

What do you like best about your department?

I came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock because I wanted to work in a first rate, comprehensive cancer center in a rural environment. That is why I am still here, 25 years later.