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About Dr. Stephanie R Akbari MD
Dr. Stephanie R Akbari has the following 1 specialty
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
Dr. Stephanie R Akbari has the following 3 expertise
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Breast Diseases
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephanie R Akbari - Posted on May 20th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephanie R Akbari - Posted on November 7th, 2015
Dr. Akbari has been my doctor for almost 9 years. When I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, she was the one Dr of all the opinions I received, that understood that I didn't want to wake up every day wondering if that was the day I would find a lump in my other breast. She was supportive and understood completely. A few weeks later when I tested positive for the BRCA gene, we knew we were in the right path. She has been kind, supportive and compassionate over the years. When you feel lumps and bumps or pain after surgery, chemo and radiation....your mind always goes to a reoccurrence. She and her team have always been calm and reassuring while looking for medical evidence to explain what is going on. She was the first member of my team, when I started this journey and for that I am incredibly grateful. I have referred countless newly diagnosed women to her....and all are in agreement. She is a bright spot during a dark and scary time.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephanie R Akbari - Posted on October 28th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Stephanie R Akbari - Posted on October 21st, 2015
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
28 Years Experience
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
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8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 340 Fairfax, VA : (703) 280-5390
More about Dr. Stephanie R Akbari
Medical Director of the Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center and a breast surgery expert, Dr. Akbari is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her surgical internship, residency, and chief residency were performed at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where she also completed a two-year National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship. Prior to coming to Northern Virginia to open her distinguished private practice, Dr. Akbari was on the faculty of the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts, where she worked as a full-time breast surgeon at the Lahey Clinic Breast Center.
Locations & DirectionsVIRGINIA CANCER SPECIALISTS, 8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 340, Fairfax, VA
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