Senator John Barrasso (R) is an American physician and politician. He has been serving as a senior U.S. Senator from Wyoming under the Democrats since 2008. He also served as a member of the Wyoming State Senate from 2002 to 2007.
Barrasso was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on July 21, 1952. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1970. He enrolled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and studied for two years. He later transferred to Georgetown University, where he earned a B.Sc degree in Biology in 1974.
He received his M.D. Degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978. He did his residency at Yale Medical School.
After completing his residency, Barrasso moved to Wyoming in 1983. He started private practice in Casper. He also served as the chief of staff of Wyoming Medical Center.
He became the State President of Wyoming Medical Society. He also served as the President of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters.
During his medical career, Barrasso also worked as a rodeo physician. He also volunteered as a team physician for colleges and high schools. He was certified as an orthopedic surgeon till 2007