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James Barter

Dr. James Barter , MD



Dr. Barter is recognized as one of the country’s leading gynecologists by Good Housekeeping, perennially as one of the Top Doctors in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as one of only two Gynecologic Oncologists noted as top doctors in Northern Virginia. He is currently a Clinical Professor at George Washington University and director of Gynecologic Oncology research at Holy Cross Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed two years of Internal Medicine and four years of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama Medical Center. He was then at Lombardi Cancer Center / Georgetown University Medical Center for 16 years, rising to the rank of Professor. Dr. Barter joined Maryland Oncology Hematology in April 2022 at White Oak Cancer Center. Dr. Barters’ current interests include surgery using the Da Vincia surgical robot to assist in Gynecologic surgery.

He has lectured locally and internationally on this topic. He was recently ranked in the top 15 users worldwide for robotic gynecologic and gynecologic oncology procedures and is presenting the Holy Cross Gynecologic and Gynecologic Oncology experience at the Middle Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Symposium. His four-year interest in the development of a serum blood test for Ovarian Cancer detection will soon culminate in published research involving Serum Proteomics. In conjunction with Holy Cross, he continues his interest in protocols dealing with novel approaches for Ovarian Cancer treatment, having received research grants. A novel study to determine cancer cell sensitivity to chemotherapy has just begun.

Maryland Oncology Hematology provides patients with increased access to integrated, evidence-based cancer care and clinical research throughout the communities of Maryland. Our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff will guide you and your family through your treatment options, tailoring our services to your unique, individual needs. Our state-of-the-art infusion centers offer a full range of chemotherapy services, surgical specialists, laboratory testing, clinical trials and support services, provided by people who have an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible result.
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5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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White Oak Cancer Center
11886 Healing Way Ste 701
Silver Spring, MD, 20904
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"Caring and kind. I felt at ease communicating procedure that will be performed to better my health. "
  • April 24, 2024
  • March 22, 2024
"He is a good surgeon. He is also committed to research and furthering the success of treatments for his patients. I also find him to be very kind and a full human being."
  • February 20, 2024
"Very good"
  • February 6, 2024
"Surgery with an overnight at Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Barter is the best. Excellent results and almost no pain the next day."
  • September 25, 2023
"EXCELLENT! Clearly explained everything! VERY personable. I appreciate not having to wait long for him to come into the examining room"
  • September 8, 2023
"My experience with my surgeon was amazing he is a very friendly explain everything that needed to be done from beginning to end he had a reassuring personality his best time manner is amazing for him to be practicing as long as he has been he has not lost that personal patient touch I thank him so much his whole team is super professional from start to finish God bless him and his hands"
  • July 25, 2023
"Dr. Barter is an exceptional doctor and provides excellent care. He has been my surgeon and doctor for seven years now and I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge and care. "
  • July 17, 2023
"It was a really great he was very knowledgeable and I really appreciate it and coming in straightforward with the plan"
  • May 21, 2023
"Dr Barter is thorough and has a great personality. He’s also a good listener, asks questions that reflect his attentiveness to patient needs/concerns. "
  • March 22, 2023
"Dr. Barter is very kind and patient. He will make sure you understand what is happening and any treatment that is necessary. I recommend him!"
  • January 20, 2023
"I received excellent care with Dr. Barter from the beginning to the end. He is very caring and knowledgeable!"
  • December 23, 2022
"I've only had my consultation so far and I'm very pleased. He was professional and knowledgeable. He has excellent bedside manners and calmed my spirit. I look forward to working with Dr. Barter and his staff. "
  • December 23, 2022
"He is excellent doctor "
  • December 13, 2022


White Oak Cancer Center
James F. Barter, MD
11886 Healing Way Ste 701
Silver Spring, MD, 20904
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted


Medical School
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated 1977
University Of Alabama Hospital


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