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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:
8503 Arlington Blvd., Suite 340
Fairfax, VA 22031

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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October 16, 2017

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Primary Location

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services Office

Fairfax Office, Breast Surgical Services

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Awards

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