Ana Barac, MD, PhD


Dr. Barac is a cardiologist at MedStar Heart Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Her clinical and research interests focus on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac complications of cancer therapies.

Dr. Barac directs MedStar Heart Institute’s Cardio-Oncology program and is the Medical director of the Medstar Washington Hospital Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program. She previously was a research fellow in the Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health.

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.

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."