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Barry Coutinho, MBBS

  • Vice Chief, Division of Family & Community Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Director, In-Patient Family Medicine Teaching Service UPMC Shadyside
  • Chair, UPMC Family Medicine Education Committee

Dr. Barry Coutinho received his medical degree from Guy's Hospital, London, obtaining the Charles Forster Prize in Cardiology. He completed his residency training at St. George's Hospital, London. Dr. Coutinho then gained experience in general practice in London before coming to Pittsburgh for family medicine residency training at UPMC Shadyside. During residency, he served as chief resident before joining the faculty in 1995. He is board-certified and has special interests in dermatology and cardiology.

He enjoys giving classical piano concerts for medical charities. He was the double prize winner in both the 2011 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, and the 2013 Washington DC International Piano Artists competition.  Dr. Coutinho was awarded the best performance of a post-romantic piece at the Cliburn and Washington Post Press Jury Award at the DC competition.

In his spare time, Dr. Coutinho enjoys watching and playing sports with his kids.


  • Dermatology and cardiology didactic lectures and workshops, residency program
  • Course Coordination for Teleconference Grand Rounds twice a year, and Annual FM Grand Rounds
Book Chapters

2015 through 2023

  • Essential Evidence online book chapter Updated yearly: Scabies
  • Essential Evidence online book chapter Updated yearly:  Molluscum contagiosum
  • Essential Evidence online book chapter Updated yearly: Impetigo
  • Update – Skin Disease in Infants & Children; Knox MA, Coutinho B, Takedai T, Brown S; Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Family Medicine  5th Edition 2020

2018 - 2019

  • Nursing Home -  2018 – August 28, August 31, September 25, October 17, November 20, December 7
  • Nursing Home -  2019 – January 11, February 12, February 26, March 22, April 19, May 21, June 18, June 25
  • University of Pittsburgh OSCE Facilitator – November 21, 2018, February 22, 2019

2017 - 2018

  • University of Pittsburgh OSCE:  September 22, 2017, February 23, 2018

2015 - 2023

  • “Overcoming Barriers in Diabetes Self-Management”.   Ruth Branham, BA,  Alan Finkelstein, MD, Barry Coutinho, MBBS, Stephanie Ballard, PharmD,  Dan Yarabinec, PharmD, Nikiha Robinson, LSW

2015 - 2023

  • GRANT REVIEWER; UPMC Shadyside Nimick Competitive Research Fund