Stephanie R. Akbari, MD, FACS
Dr. Akbari is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her surgical internship, residency, and chief residency were performed at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where she also completed a two-year National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship. Prior to coming to Northern Virginia, Dr. Akbari was on the faculty of the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts, where she worked as a full-time breast surgeon at the Lahey Clinic Breast Center.
As the first female surgeon in Northern Virginia dedicated exclusively to diseases of the breast, Dr. Akbari has been integral in the implementation of minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis of breast disease, such as in-office ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. She has incorporated the most advanced and newest approaches for breast cancer treatment, including sentinel node biopsy, accelerated partial breast radiation, and oncoplastic surgical techniques. She was the first surgeon in Northern Virginia to be certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons in breast ultrasound.
Dr. Akbari is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Molly Sebastian, MD, FACS
A dedicated breast surgeon at the Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center, Dr. Sebastian is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. During her studies at UVA, she was awarded a National Science Foundation research grant. She completed her surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia, where she was Administrative Chief Resident in her final year. During her residency, she received a prestigious National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship. Prior to joining the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center, Dr. Sebastian completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgical techniques at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, Dr. Sebastian is committed to the multidisciplinary coordination of breast health care and customizing treatment plans to the unique requirements of each patient. She, and her colleagues, strongly believe that no breast cancer journey should be done alone and they are there to provide the treatment and support individuals and families need.
Dr. Sebastian serves as Virginia Hospital Center’s physician liaison to the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. She is also a member of the Education Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Sebastian is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.