Stephanie Akbari, MD, FACS
Virginia Cancer Specialists, a practice within The US Oncology Network and a premier cancer care and research center in Northern Virginia with more than 40 years of service to patients, has announced that Stephanie Akbari, MD, FACS, has joined the practice.
Dr. Akbari, the first dedicated breast surgeon in Northern Virginia, has been practicing in the area since 2001. Continually integrating new and innovative technology into treatments, Dr. Akbari established the first nationally accredited breast cancer center in the Washington, DC, region in 2007. There, Dr. Akbari became the first in the area to become certified in breast ultrasound, incorporate partial-breast irradiation, and perform office-based minimally invasive breast biopsies.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Akbari, a true leader in the field in breast cancer treatment, join our growing practice,” said Linda Anderson, Executive Director of Virginia Cancer Specialists. “With her vision and focus on promising new advancements in breast cancer treatment, Dr. Akbari is a welcome addition to the treatment team as we seek to deliver the very best in cancer care to the Northern Virginia community.”
Dr. Akbari earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College. She received her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in surgery at Harvard’s New England Deaconess Hospital.
She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, previously serving on committees of both organizations. Since 2005, Dr. Akbari has been recognized as one of the region’s “Top Docs” in breast surgery by Washingtonian Magazine.
About Virginia Cancer Specialists
For more than 40 years, Virginia Cancer Specialists has contributed to the campaign against cancer and diseases of the blood, with nine locations throughout Northern Virginia. The practice has built a world-class treatment team of cancer specialists, as well as acquired the latest treatment technology to help achieve the best outcomes for patients.
Virginia Cancer Specialists unites medical and radiation oncologists, breast and musculoskeletal surgeons, hematologists, palliative care physicians, oncology nurse navigators, oncology infusion nurses, radiation therapists, genetic counselors, oncology pharmacists, and laboratory technicians. Working together, this team designs the optimal multidisciplinary treatment program; efficiently shares knowledge; executes treatment plans; and provides a patient-centered approach to cancer care. ■