Dr. Barber is surgical oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Since my first exposure to both benign and cancerous head and neck tumors, I have been driven to explore and provide the best possible patient care as it pertains to optimizing outcomes and quality of life. It is truly a privilege to take care of patients with complex head and neck issues, and to be on the leading edge of head and neck surgical care and reconstruction. I treat each patient like they were my family member and strive to bolster their mental and physical well-being.
Head and neck cancer, surgical oncology
- Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
- MSc: University of Oxford
- MD: University of Alberta
- Residency: University of Alberta
- Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Barber has a research interest in quality improvement of performance metrics in head and neck cancer surgery, quality of life and distress measurement in head and neck cancer, peripheral nerve regeneration, and de-escalation trials for HPV cancers.
Dr. Barber has competed and been awarded in the National Poliquin Research competition and multiple other regional research grants previously. She has been awarded the RE Fraser Excellence in Teaching Award and clinical service awards for her excellence in patient care and teaching. She was awarded the prestigious Nilay Patel Memorial Award during her studies at the University of Oxford in 2016 for her work on distress management in head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Barber has given more than 40 national and international podium presentations and has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications pertaining to the treatment and care of head and neck cancer patients.