Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, is the newly appointed Inova Schar Cancer and Inova Schar Heart and Vascular's D'Aniello Chair, Cardio-Oncology. Dr. Barac also will serve as Medical Director of the program. This leadership position represents a substantial enhancement to Inova’s Cardio-Oncology program made possible through the generous support of Dan and Gayle D'Aniello.
Dr. Barac was previously Director of the Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute's Cardio-Oncology program. She is a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, was the founding Chair of the ACC Cardiology Cardio-Oncology Council and serves as co-director of the ACC annual Live Course on Advancing Cardiovascular Care in Oncology patients. She has chaired Heart House Roundtables at ACC’s headquarters on Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Treatment and has been a member of writing committees for multidisciplinary professional society guidelines and consensus documents addressing cardiovascular concerns in patients with cancer. She serves on the Editorial Board of JACC, is a Senior Advisor for JACC: Cardio-Oncology and Editorial Consultant for JACC: Heart Failure.
Her clinical and research interests focus on advanced cardiovascular imaging and the applications of cardiac magnetic resonance and echocardiography in investigations of cardiovascular effects of cancer therapies.