“Every illness or problem can be thought of as both a story and a puzzle. My goal is to get the full story and arrange all the puzzle pieces so that the most likely diagnosis emerges. From that point, parents and I work out where to go next: whether to begin a treatment, gather more information (do tests), try some things at home, or simply allow a little more time to go by (the venerable “watchful waiting”). By this process, my hope is that you will feel you have been carefully listened to, your child’s situation has been thoughtfully considered, a good treatment or ‘game plan’ has been put into action, and you and your child have spent time with a physician who truly cares about you and the reason for your visit.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine



Johns Hopkins Hospital
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Baltimore, MD

Internship & Residency

University Hospital of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
1984 and 1986

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Graduate School

Johns Hopkins University
Master of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
College Park, MD

Hospitals Affiliated With

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
Chippenham Medical Center
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Johnston – Willis Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics
1999 – Present

Phi Beta Kappa
1978 – Present

Leadership Positions

Infection Control Committee, Kennedy-Kreiger Institute
1995 – 1997

Academic Appointments

Harriet Lane Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Instructor in Outpatient Pediatrics
1989 – 1991


“Dose-response to acellular pertussis vaccine and comparison with whole cell pertussis vaccine at 15-24 months and 4-6 years of age” Vaccine 10.1 (1992): 14-20.

“Dose-response to a two-component acellular pertussis vaccine in infants and comparison with whole-cell vaccine” Biologicals 26.2 (1998): 145-53.

Personal Interests

When not in the office or staying current with medical literature, Dr. Auerbach loves to spend time with his family. He is very proud of his teen children and likes to keep up with their interests, including going to movies with his son, encouraging him in his Boy Scout career, and exploring new music with his daughter. The entire family enjoys cooking, trying new foods, traveling, appreciating art, and sampling chocolate. A recent trip to attend a family wedding in Europe allowed indulgence in all of these!

In the past, Dr. Auerbach had been an avid folk dancer, something he would love to resume in the future. He has been a coin collector since his early teens. In addition to film, Dr. Auerbach is a fan of vintage animation from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s. A bit of a geek, he has always loved astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology, and is fascinated by technology. Though he tries to keep pace with advances in gadgetry, he rarely buys! He leaves all video gaming to his son.


Dr. Barry Auerbach is a board certified, experienced, and caring pediatrician who has lived and worked in the Richmond area since 1998. Supporting children from birth to 21, Dr. Auerbach provides high quality and compassionate care to his patients at all stages of growth and development. He is a practitioner of up-to-date, evidence-based pediatric medicine, and strongly believes in preventative care, particularly in the use of immunizations to minimize the risk of severe, debilitating, and potentially deadly infectious illnesses. He also feels strongly about the growing problem of the overprescribing of antibiotics and strives to be very careful in their use.

Dr. Auerbach completed his medical education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Following this, he received a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. After several years working in vaccine clinical research, as well as helping to train pediatric residents at the Harriet Lane Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he began practicing primary care pediatrics in 1991, which he continues today.

Dr. Auerbach is proud to be a provider for Chesterfield Pediatrics and the Privia Medical Group and sincerely looks forward to working with you, listening to your concerns, and offering kind, thoughtful, and up-to-date care for your children.