Dr. Diana Laura Caragacianu, MD

Dr. Diana Laura Caragacianu, MD

Dr. Diana Laura Caragacianu, MD

Languages: Romanian, English
Fax: (844) 321-5389

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Specialties
  • Breast Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal mammogram
  • atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • benign breast lump
  • breast abscess
  • breast cancer follow up
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Procedures I Perform
  • abnormal mammogram
  • aspiration breast cyst
  • atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • benign breast lump
  • bloodless breast surgery
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About the Provider

Dr. Caragacianu ("Dr. C") graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her general surgical residency at Brown University. Her advanced training consists of a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the esteemed National Cancer Institute and a fellowship in Breast Surgery at the renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School where she received the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award, and the Miami Breast Conference Educational Grant.

Dr. Caragacianu has a passion for women's health and breast health.  She was instrumental in the development of the breast center at Hallmark Health System (affiliated with Tufts School of Medicine), and directed the development of the high risk program, providing individualized screening, genetic counseling and care for women at higher risk of developing breast cancer due to family history, gene mutations, or history of abnormal biopsy results. Dr. Caragacianu also accomplished specialized training in Milan, Italy at the European Institute of Oncology, working on intraoperative radiation for breast cancer.  She participated in specialized training in Oncoplastic Surgery in Paris, France under the tutelage of famous Dr. Krishna Clough and Dr. Yves Jean Petit.

Dr. Caragacianu has published multiple peer-reviewed publications, in addition to co-authoring chapters and presenting on breast and thyroid cancer at international meetings. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and belongs to numerous professional organizations. Dr. C is a strong advocate of advancing the field of oncology through research and has multiple surgical interests which include optimizing surgery for cancer, identifying molecular markers and genes that cause cancer and can better predict response to therapy and prognosis, patient safety and medical ethics.

Dr. Caragacianu believes in personalized, precision medicine for her patients. She believes that the best oncologic and cosmetic outcome is achieved by focusing not only on treating the specific cancer of a patient, but also focusing on the individual needs of the patient, which is unique for each patient. She believes in empowering her patients to be active in their treatment decisions by providing them with education, guidance, compassionate care and emotional support. She has special interests in management of patients with hereditary breast cancer, nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery and breast conserving surgery, global medicine and surgery.

With respect to endocrine surgery, Dr. Caragacianu has extensive experience in minimally invasive thyroidectomy, multidisciplinary management of thyroid cancer, parathyroidectomy, and nerve monitoring to optimize safety of surgery in the neck.
 
Dr. Caragacianu welcomes new patients.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Dana Farber Cancer Institute (2012)
  • Residency Program: Brown University (2011)
  • Fellowship Program: National Cancer Institute (2008)
  • Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2006)
  • Residency Program: Baylor College of Medicine (2005)
  • Medical School: Wayne State University (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Insurance
Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Ground Floor
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-295-0560
    Fax: 844-321-5389

    Accepting New Patients
  • 1133 21st Street Northwest
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20036
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    Phone: 202-416-2000
    Fax: (844) 321-5389

    Accepting New Patients
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Operating Room
    Washington, DC 20007
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center