Ana Barac, MD, PhD
Dr. Barac is a cardiologist at MedStar Heart Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. She is the director of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardio-Oncology Program and medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Her clinical and research interests focus on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac complications of cancer therapies.
Dr. Barac has advanced training in cardiac imaging, echocardiography and cardiac MRI. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research and is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography Writing Group for the Echocardiographic Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Patients During and After Cancer Therapy. She is a reviewer for a number of prestigious medical journals, and publishes articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
From 2000-2003, she was a research fellow in the Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. Prior to that, she was a visiting fellow in Ludwig Institute for Cancer research in Uppsala, Sweden. As a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, Dr. Barac is part of the writing group for the society’s Guidelines for Echocardiographic Evaluation and Treatment of Patients During and After Cancer Therapy.
Dr. Barac frequently presents her work at national and international conferences, including the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Croatian.
Dr. Barac is a recipient of the 2013 KL2 Scholar Award from the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She also received a 2012 award from the Fisher Center for her study, “Cardiac Function in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers with a History of Breast Cancer Treated with Anthracyclines.”