Heather S. Barker, MD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Barker received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, where she also completed her residency in pathology and served as chief resident. She then went on to complete a fellowship in surgical pathology, also at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a dermatopathology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing her two fellowships, she joined AmeriPath Southwest Florida’s team of pathologists in Fort Myers, Florida, where she also served as pathology chair on Lee Memorial Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Barker is pleased to be able to provide our patients with the peace-of-mind that comes from treatment plans based on having all the facts.

Dr. Barker is a member of both the American and International Societies of Dermatopathology, College of American Pathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

In her free time, Dr. Barker enjoys baking, knitting, reading, living the soccer mom life and, most importantly, spending time with her husband, Luke, and two sons, Declan and Caleb.


Specializing in dermatopathology has provided me with invaluable insight into the many conditions we see and treat here in our offices as well as diagnosing and treating skin cancer. For me, it’s all about making sure our dermatologists, and their teams, have the information they need to map out the best treatment plan for each patient and a successful outcome.””