Shadi Barakat, MD

Shadi Barakat, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic


Dr. Shadi Barakat is the Chief of Endocrinology and the Medical Director of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center at Saint Agnes Hospital. He is responsible for oversight of all diabetes management both within the hospital and the outpatient setting. He is also responsible for bringing up-to-date testing for thyroid disease to the hospital, which evaluates thyroid nodules for cancer. Passionate about preventing diabetes, Dr. Barakat helped establish the Diabetes Prevention Program at Saint Agnes to provide free diabetes education to patients with prediabetes. He also established a diabetes resource group to collaborate with nurses on ways to improve diabetes management. Dr. Barakat is a published diabetes and endocrinology expert who has written about papillary thyroid cancer, hypoglycemia, colorectal cancer and more. He has extensive research experience and has given presentations about topics such as osteoporosis and managing Type 2 diabetes. He has also taught courses at the National Institute of Health (NIH), and at the University of Missouri, the University of Maryland, American University of the Caribbean and American University of Antigua. Dr. Barakat earned his medical doctorate at the University of Damascus in Syria. He completed his fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Missouri.



  • ECFMG-Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • University of Damascus School of Medicine


  • University of Missouri Medical Center (Columbia)


  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Maryland)


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital


  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine


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