Driven by her passion for health care, Anne Barlow dedicated her career to advancing the field. The first stop on her professional journey was North Lonsdale Hospital, where she served as a house physician from 1948 to 1949. She then became a house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary, a resident to the professional unit of child health at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and a junior hospital medical officer at the Knightswood Infectious Diseases Hospital. Although Ms. Barlow enjoyed her work, she wanted to see what opportunities were available to her elsewhere. She left the United Kingdom and moved to the United States in 1951, and joined the staff of the Yale University School of Public Health almost immediately. Ms. Barlow eventually moved on to serve in roles like resident and physician at the William H. Maybury Tuberculosis Sanatorium, research director of the Detroit Feeding Study at the Detroit City Health Department, research assistant and instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School, member of the courtesy staff at St. Margaret Hospital, and research associate in the Tice Lab for Tuberculosis Research at Cook County Hospital. Her next stop was Abbott Laboratories, where she really felt at home. Over the years, she served the organization as a medical writer, a medical specialist in antibiotic medicine, the manager of clinical development in the pharmaceutical products division, the assistant medical director, the manager of the parenteral nutrition hospital products division, the medical director, and the vice president of the medical affairs hospital products division. Ms. Barlow left in 1985 to become the president of Albamed, Incorporated. She retired from that post in 2005.
To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Barlow earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the London School of Medicine for Women (now part of the University of London), a diploma in child health from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, and a Master of Public Health, with honors, from Yale University. She also became involved with prominent organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the Medical Women’s International Association, and the Pan-American Medical Women’s Alliance.
As a testament to her hard work and dedication, Ms. Barlow received numerous accolades over the years. Some notable ones include the Award for Volunteering in Medicine from the American Medical Association Foundation, the Charlotte Danstrom Award for Excellence from Women in Management, the Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service as President from the Lake County Tuberculosis Sanatorium Board, and the Award of Merit for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health from the Illinois Public Health Association, among others. Her achievements have been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who of American Women.
When Ms. Barlow isn’t working, she is breeding and competing dressage horses. She also runs the Annie B. Farm, through which she campaigns a stallion at an international level.