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Stephanie Barak Stephanie Barak
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Office Phone: 202-677-6600
Email: Email
Department: Pathology


  • MD Medicine, Faculte de Medecine, Univeriste de Nantes, FRANCE, 2001


Stephanie Barak is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at George Washington University. 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.

Clinical Expertise

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).


View publications by this faculty member.

Romero N, Mulcahy CF, Barak S, Shand MF, Badger CD , Joshi AJ. Synovial osteochondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint: A case report. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. February 2020

Wei Zhou, Wei Sun, Mingo MH Yung, Sheng Dai, Yihua Cai, Chi-Wei Chen, Yunxiao Meng, Jennifer B Lee, John C Braisted, Yinghua Xu, Noel T.SOuthall, Paul Shinn, Xuefeng Hunag, Zhangfa Song, Xiufei Chen, Yan Kai, Xin Cai, Zongzhu Li, Qiang Hao, Annie N.Y. Cheung, Hextan Y.S Ngan, Stephanie S. Liu, Stephanie Barak, JingHao, Zhijun Dai, Alexandros Tzatsos, Weiqun Peng, Huadong Pei, Zhiyong Han, David W. Chan, Wei Zheng, Wenge Zhu. Autocrine activation of Jak2 by IL-11 promotes platinum drug resistance. Oncogene. 2018; 37: 3981-3997

Zhang L, Kapoor R, Sadeghi N, Barak S, Taheri MR. Laryngeal Tuberculosis. American College of Radiology Case in Point 2017 (Nov 28, 2017).

Moawad G, Abi Khalil E, Silverboook C, Barak S, Semerjian A, Phillips M. Urethral solitary fibrous tumor: a rare pathologic diagnosis of a periurethral mass. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016;2016: 2798079. doi: 10.1155/2016/2798079. Epub 2016 Aug 8. PMID: 27579199

Endicott KM, Barak S, Mortman KD. A rare case of extraskeletal pulmonary myxoid chondrosarcoma. Journal of Solid Tumors, 2016: 6(1): 18-20.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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