Dr. Vandhana Kiswani-Barley

Dr. Vandhana Kiswani-Barley

Dr. Vandhana Kiswani-Barley

Executive Director of Health and Human Services | Seminole Tribe of Florida

Dr. Vandhana Kiswani-Barley, MD, FAAFP, is a distinguished physician with dual board certifications in family medicine and pain medicine. Her journey in the world of medicine began at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, where she laid the foundation for her successful career.

 

Upon completing her medical education, Dr. Kiswani-Barley delved into the realm of research at Johns Hopkins University, where she made significant contributions to the field of pancreatic cancer research through the publication of several impactful papers. Her dedication to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes was evident from the start of her career.

 

Dr. Kiswani-Barley further honed her skills and expertise during her residency at SUNY Downstate, where she distinguished herself as the chief resident in her final year. Her commitment to excellence and compassionate patient care set her apart as a leader in her field.

 

Prior to her current role, Dr. Kiswani-Barley served as the chief medical officer for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Southeastern Iowa, where she oversaw four ambulatory care facilities in remote areas with limited access to healthcare. Her leadership and strategic vision helped improve healthcare delivery and access for underserved populations in the region.

 

For the past six years, Dr. Kiswani-Barley has worked at the Seminole Tribe of Florida where she has served as the Executive Director of Health and Human Services at the Seminole Tribe of Florida for about fours years, where she continues to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of the community. Her dedication to promoting health equity and improving healthcare outcomes for tribal members has been widely recognized and appreciated.

 

Most recently, Dr. Kiswani-Barley was honored by the Physician Leadership Academy in March 2024 for her outstanding contributions to the field of medicine and her exemplary leadership in healthcare management. Her commitment to excellence, compassion for her patients, and dedication to improving healthcare access and quality make her a respected and admired figure in the medical community.