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Stephanie Barak, MD

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Stephanie Barak MD Stephanie Barak MD



  • Assistant Professor of Pathology | Director, Residency Program
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • GYN pathology
  • Placenta pathology
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Cytology
  • Medical School
    • Facult de Medecine (Nantes, France)
  • Residency
    • Faculte de Medecine - Family Practice
    • National Institute of Health - Anatomic Pathology
  • Fellowship
    • University of Rochester - Research Fellow Department of Anesthesiology
    • George Washington University - Cytopathology
    • Wayne State University - Anatomic-l Pathology
Board Certified
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Stephanie Barak, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Prior to joining GW, she completed a surgical pathology fellowship with emphasis in gynecological pathology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, a cytology fellowship at GW, and an Anatomic Pathologic Residency at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD, where she was Chief Resident.

Dr. Barak clinical expertise provides diagnostic services in placenta and gynecological pathology, head and neck pathology and thoracic pathology. In cytology, aside from diagnostic services, she performs Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) for clinician performing ultrasound (including endoscopic or endobronchial ultrasound guided) or CT-scan guided fine needle aspiration.

Dr. Barak’s research interest centers around placenta pathology and its correlation to clinical conditions (hypertension, pre/eclampsia, diabetes, intraventricular hemorrhage…), using imaging modalities (qMRI to study healthy and high-risk placenta in vivo), or molecular studies (gene expression analysis in FFPE tissues).