Ana Barac, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (258 reviews)

Specialities: Cardio-Oncology

Languages: Spanish, Italian, Croatian, English

(202) 877-6891

About me

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.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Cardiovascular Disease Related To Chemotherapy
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Herceptin
  • Right Heart Failure
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Anomalous Coronary Artery Aca
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect Asd
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Cardiovascular Disease Related To Chemotherapy
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure Chf
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle Dorv
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction Mi
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Papvr
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Coarctation And Atresia
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Takayasu Arteritis
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Health
  • Herceptin
  • Holter Monitor
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Open POS II
    • Open EPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2006)

Medical School: University of Zagreb School of Medicine (1998)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    5.0
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    5.0
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 16, 2021

    I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Barac, who is so knowledgeable and interested in oncology drugs and their effect on the heart. She is wonderful In explaining complex issues, welcomes, questions, listens patiently and conveys warmth and compassion. She painstakingly explains her proposed treatment plan, and is flexible in considering the patient's concerns regarding the plan. She inspired confidence in her treatment plan and was delightful at the same time!

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Dr. Barac is one of the best physicians I have been lucky to have!

  • Aug 3, 2021

    Wonderful doctor and nurse practitioner.