Meet Our Staff

Brian Barrow, MD, MBA
(828) 547-3004
Medical Director, Women's Care at Brevard

Dr. Barrow was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition and his medical degree at the University of Florida. He completed is Ob/Gyn residency training at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He then moved to Brevard in 2010 where he has been practicing full-spectrum Ob/Gyn care since then. He performs gynecologic surgery with a focus on minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery such as single-site total laparoscopic hysterectomies, among many other procedures for prolapse, incontinence and sterilization. In addition to surgery, he attends deliveries at Mission Hospital on Labor and Delivery and teaches residents. In the office, he sees patients for prenatal and postpartum care, annual wellness visits, ultrasounds, contraceptive counseling, incontinence care and a multitude of procedures. Dr. Barrow has also served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery for Transylvania Regional Hospital and earned his Masters of Business Administration in 2018 from University of Florida. He is now honored to be Medical Director for MAHEC Women’s Care at Brevard and remains dedicated to continue providing care to the community for many years to come.

When not at work Dr. Barrow enjoys relaxing with his wife and 2 children, hiking, rowing, lifting weights, woodworking/building, gardening and traveling.


Cheryl Harrington, MSN, CNM
(828) 547-3004

Cheryl Harrington is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who cares for women of all ages and provides full-scope midwifery care. She is an advocate for shared decision-making and patient empowerment. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at UNC Greensboro and her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery at East Carolina University. The majority of her nursing career has been in Women’s Health and specializing in labor and delivery. In addition to prenatal appointments and attending deliveries at Mission Health Systems, she also provides well-women gynecologic, preconception counseling, and contraceptive services. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband mountain biking, hiking, reading and traveling.


Karen Hilbert, WHNP-BC
(828) 547-3004
Nurse Practitioner

Karen Hilbert is a native of Pennsylvania, but has spent her entire medical career in the South. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing. Her first love was labor and delivery and began her career in that field shortly after graduation. After several years as a labor and delivery nurse in several tertiary care hospitals, she pursued her Master’s Degree in nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. She subsequently was Board Certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. After working in Northern Virginia, Raleigh, NC, Mt. Pleasant, SC and Greenville, SC she joined MAHEC Women’s Care at Brevard in April 2022.

Karen enjoys taking care of women throughout their lifespan and enjoys establishing long term relationships with her patients and catching up on their lives at each appointment. She has a particular fondness for obstetric patients due to her extensive labor and delivery experience. She enjoys teaching patients about their health so they are active participants in their wellbeing. During her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and grown twin children. She enjoys reading, cross stitching, photography, gardening and traveling to visit her extended family in Pennsylvania.