Dr. Ana Barac, MD

Dr. Ana Barac, MD

Languages: English, Croatian, Italian, Spanish
Fax: (202) 877-6891

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Specialties
  • Cardio-Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • amyloidosis
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid testing
  • anticoagulation
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About the Provider

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Georgetown University and the director of the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute's Cardio-Oncology program. Her clinical and research interests focus on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac complications of cancer therapies.

Dr. Barac is internationally recognized for her work on cardiovascular health in patients with cancer. She is the current and founding Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Cardio-Oncology Council. She also serves as the co-director of the ACC's annual Live Course on Advancing Cardiovascular Care in Oncology patient and was the chair of the Heart House Roundtable on Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Treatment in February 2018. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and serves as an Associate Editor of the new JACC: Cardio-Oncology.

Dr. Barac has a background in basic science research on signaling pathways and was a visiting research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. In 2013 she was awarded a KL2 Scholar Award from the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science for investigation of cardiac function in women, BRCA-mutation carriers who were treated with anthracyclines.

She served as the cardiology principal investigator (PI) for the SAFE-HEaRt trial, an investigator-initiated study that investigates safety of HER2 targeted therapies in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer and reduced cardiac function.

Dr. Barac is a diplomate in Cardiovascular Disease and has advanced training in Cardiac Imaging, Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2006)
  • Medical School: University of Zagreb School of Medicine (1998)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
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PILOT STUDY SEEKS RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN SURVIVAL AND SAFETY:  Dr. Barac, along with Dr. Sandra Swain and Dr. Filipa Lynce, have teamed up to launch SAFE-HEaRt, an investigator-initiated study looking at how to maximize the use of HER2-targeted therapy for breast cancer, while minimizing adverse affects on the heart.

Insurance
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    1ST FL.
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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