Stephanie Akbari, MD, FACS

VCS Physicians

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From benign breast problems to breast cancer it’s my passion to keep informed of the latest treatments and technologies that benefit my patients. I love working with an experienced and dedicated team of physicians who work to personalize and tailor each treatment plan to best meet the needs of the patient as an individual - and the family as a whole.

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services

Position

Breast Surgeon

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Fellowship

NIH Grant T-32, Harvard-Longwood Research Training Program Vascular Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Internship

New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA

Residency

New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA/ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA/ Chief Resident in Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

College

Mount Holyoke College, Cum Laude

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services

Address:
8613 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 2203

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks
  • Virginia Hospital Center

Dr. Stephanie Akbari received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to do her residency in surgery at Harvard’s New England Deaconess Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and has previously served on committees of both of those organizations. Since 2005 she has been recognized as one of the region’s “Top Docs” in breast surgery by Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. Akbari was the first dedicated breast surgeon in Northern Virginia and has been practicing in the area since 2002. She has been a pioneer in breast cancer surgery, continually integrating new technology into treatments she offers her patients. She was the first breast surgeon in the area to become certified in breast ultrasound, the first to incorporate partial breast irradiation into her practice, and the first to perform office based minimally invasive breast biopsies. In 2007, she established the first nationally accredited breast center in the Washington, DC region. She believes in personalized care and strives to put together the best treatment protocol individually tailored to meet the needs of each patient and their families.

In her leisure time, Dr. Akbari likes to spend time with her husband and two teenage boys. She also enjoys cooking, fitness, hiking, and traveling.

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Physician Reviews:

Angela
Angela
2021-02-27 00:00:00
Angela

Beside manner was superb. She and he office staff made me comfortable and put me at ease almost instantly. Dr. Akbari was straight to the point, no fluff, but also very kind. A wonderful physician! 100% recommend!

Barbara C.
Barbara C.
2021-02-27 00:00:00
Barbara C.

Dr. Akbari knows what her patients need. Wonderful doctor!

Carla
Carla
2021-02-27 00:00:00
Carla

Dr. Akbari is an excellent doctor. I am so pleased that I was able to work with her during a very stressful period in my life.

Cindy Speck
Cindy Speck
2018-12-31 00:00:00
Cindy Speck

I would highly recommend Dr. Akbari for breast cancer surgery. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. During my initial visit, she was thorough in explaining my diagnosis. She wrote down my treatment plan, including options, and gave the plan to me. I had a double mastectomy, which was successful. My recovery was quick and as planned. The Nurse Navigator, Claudia, was excellent. She coordinated everything for me, including appointments with my reconstruction surgeon and the surgery.

Healthgrades User
Healthgrades User
2021-11-10 00:00:00
Healthgrades User

Very satisfied with my visit with Michelle, the Nurse Practitioner

Healthgrades User
Healthgrades User
2021-08-30 00:00:00
Healthgrades User

Beautiful facility -- new, clean, fresh, easily accessible. Check in --- easy, friendly, quickly done Dr. Akbari --- THE BEST! Friendly, caring, explains options of addressing problem. She is a superb doctor!

Primary Location

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services Office

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services

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Awards

February 1, 2022

2022 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor


November 1, 2021

2021 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor


February 1, 2020

2020 Virginia Living Top Doctor


February 1, 2020

2020 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors


November 1, 2020
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Nomination


November 1, 2018
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Nomination

2018 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor Nomination


January 1, 2018
Virginia Living Magazine Top Doctor Award

Virginia Living Magazine Top Doctor Award


January 1, 2019
Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2018