Barsky comes to Nevada from Columbus, Ohio where he served as The Donald A. Senhauser Endowed Chair of Pathology, chair of the pathology department and chief of pathology services at The Ohio State University College of Medicine since 2004.
His research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer and lung carcinoma metastasis. He is an international authority on inflammatory breast cancer, having given the keynote address last December at the First International Symposium of Inflammatory Breast Cancer held at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. As a foremost expert on the subject, he has participated in international and global health initiatives, symposiums and forums and lectured both nationally and internationally on this research for the past decade. In 2007, Barsky was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for "distinguished contributions to the field of tumor biology and metastasis, particularly for discoveries underlying the mechanisms of metastatic progression of human breast cancer."
Barsky has held numerous academic appointments, published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and more than 200 abstracts. He has given over 180 presentations and served as principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute and private foundation research grants and projects. Barsky holds ten U.S. patents and five international patents with more applications pending.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, completed pathology residency training at Harvard Medical School and an additional research fellowship with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Barsky has taught at George Washington University and the University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and served as deputy coroner for the City of Los Angeles.