Barbara Horner-Ibler Curriculum Vitae


Barbara A. Horner-Ibler Curriculum Vitae


19035 W. Capitol Drive, #101

Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045

262-754-1421 (Office)
414-313-9430 (Cell)


1994-1998 Medicine M.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
1983-1985 Social Work M.A.S.S.A. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1980-1983 Ministry M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.
1977-1980 Religion/German B.A. Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Residency Training and Board Certification



Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians

                                                                                                                                                 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, Aurora-Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Licensure and Certification

2000-Present Licensed Physician in the state of Wisconsin.
1997-Present Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin.
1983-Present Licensed Presbyterian Minister in the state of Wisconsin, Member of the Milwaukee Presbytery.

Professional Experience



Physician, Private Practice

Medical Director

Towne Centre Medical, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Bread of Healing Clinic, Cross Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2002-2006 Clinical Assistant
Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1999-2002 Resident Physician Aurora-Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1987-1994 Minister Trinity Presbyterian Church, Chilton, Wisconsin.
1985-1987 Associate Minister First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, New York.
1983-1985 Social Work Intern Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Teen Parent Center and Family Life Educator, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois.
1980-1983 Ministry Intern Grace Lutheran Church, Trenton, New Jersey.

Publications and Presentations






Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott Distinguished Service Award, Milwaukee County Medical Society

Sigurd Sivertson Medical Education Award, Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association 

Social Worker of the Year Award, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, Wisconsin Association of Social Workers.

Outstanding Alumae Award for Community Service, Carroll College.

2008-2009 UW-Madison Medical School Teaching Award for medical student education.
2005-2006 Harkness-Schilling Teaching Award for medical student education, UW-Madison.
2005-2006 Fulltime faculty teaching award for resident education.
2002-2003 UW-Madison Medical School Teaching Award for medical student education.
2005 Milwaukee Medical Society Community Service Award for the establishment of a free clinic for working patients.

Professional Memberships

American Board of Internal Medicine  (ABIM), Fellow

American College of Physicians  (ACP)

Association of Clinicians for the Uninsured (ACU)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Milwaukee Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Wisconsin Association of Social Workers (WASW)

Community Involvement

Convener, Organizer 2004-Present

                   Developer, Organizer

Free and Community Clinic Collaborative.  This is a collaborative organization of 25 active free and community clinics in southeastern Wisconsin, stretching from Milwaukee to Racine to Oconomowoc.  We gather to share information and concerns, advocate for uninsured patients, and strategize and problem solve issues we all encounter.  We have also established a mechanism to share medications across the clinics in an entity we call "Community MedShare."

Bread of Healing Clinic at Cross Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Began in 2000.
This is a free clinic that began as an outreach of Cross Lutheran Church and the internal medicine residency program from Aurora-Sinai Medical Center.  The clinic serves the working poor, all with chronic medical conditions but without any health insurance.  In the past 3 years we have expanded to two more sites; one at the Eastbrook Church and a second at the Florist Avenue Lutheran Church.

Leader, 1997- 2010 Medical Small Group at Cross of Life Lutheran Church, Brookfield, where I participate actively. Our group has planned and led adult forums on a variety of medical issues (advanced directives, end-of-life questions, ethics, nutrition, overuse of antibiotics, diabetes, adolescent health and sexuality, etc.). We also coordinate quarterly blood drives at Cross of Life Lutheran Church.
Teacher, 1977-Present Confirmation and adult classes at churches.  Medical ethics, care for the uninsured with medical students and residents.
Worship Leader
Occasional preaching and worship leadership in a variety of congregations.
Member, Secretary
Program Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a national governing board of the denomination, responsible for all the program of the denomination.
Member, Chairperson
Women's Ministry Unit, a national governing board of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), responsible for all the ministries of, to, and with women in the denomination.
Director , 1981-1983 Nationwide Mission Conference for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. for three years. Responsibilities included developing the overall theme and program, arranging for guest lecturers, planning for accommodations for 600+ participants, and hosting the event.
Foster Parent, 1989-1991 Manitowoc County foster parent with my husband for five children, ages 7 months old to 15 years old.
Rape Victim Advocate
Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.