Dr. Jay M. Barnett graduated magna cum laude from Boston University College of Liberal Arts, and he received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. There he trained at The Boston City Hospital and University Hospital.
After completing a three-year internal medicine residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, he completed a three-year residency in dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He became board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology.
Dr. Barnett is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the DC Dermatology Society, and is assistant clinical professor of Dermatology and health sciences at George Washington University. Locally he is on staff at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and MedSTAR Montgomery Medical Center, where he has served as the section chairman of Dermatology. He has been named as one of the area's top doctors in both Washington Consumer Checkbook Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine.