Dr. Karen Barbosa, DO

Dr. Karen Barbosa, DO

Breast Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Karen Barbosa, DO is a breast surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Ou-Com in 2001 and specializes in breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.Read her story

2741 Debarr Rd Ste C402

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 222-2950

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EBMS
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Barbosa's Experience

Dr. Barbosa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Barbosa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barbosa "Dr. Barbosa attended a post baccalaureate program at Columbia University follow by a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed a Breast Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, follow by several Oncoplastic courses since 2008 and as recent as 2015. A well-known lecturer and recipient of the Leaders of Excellence Award from the FACT Foundation, Dr. Barbosa has also published numerous articles in several prestigious medical journals. She has recently completed a study while here in Alaska on genetics which is currently being written up and has brought several new technologies that will benefit patients, not only for breast patients. She was also recognized by the Nassau County Legislature in with the Healing Heroes Award and received Presidential Recognition by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) for Outstanding in Depth Review Program. She is an active member of TME, Targeted Medical Education, an invitation only symposium of some of the top breast surgeons across the nation, to discuss new treatment options and new technologies. Her latest accomplishments is that is recently Hidden Scar Certified and will take part in training surgeons nation wide on how to optimize cosmetic outcomes in cancer patients."


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4  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Preventive Care
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Fordham University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Ou-Com
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • PCOM
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Penninsula Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cleveland Clinic-Breast Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Leaders of Excellence Award, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Barbosa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barbosa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barbosa to family and friends
17 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Barbosa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

From my first visit to my surgery, I knew I was in the best hands. All my questions were answered, and I was given information to help decide my treatment. I was never pressured to decide in any way. I recommend her for anyone needing breast care. I only want to see her for any futur follow up or...more
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Whoever answered the phone was incredibly rude and then left me on hold for over ten minutes, I will not be coming back
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We are sorry you had an unpleasant experience but wonder if you may have gotten our office mixed up with another with a similar name. As a rule, we do not put our callers on hold as we have only one staff member and we make a point of giving our callers our entire attention then calling others back with the use of caller ID and/or our recorder. We would like to have the opportunity to make an unpleasant experience a pleasant one for you.

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I was struggling with my search of breast specialist here in Alaska. Finally, somebody highly recommend me Dr. Barbosa. And I made my decision to make an appointment with her. Dr. Barbosa is the Doctor with capital ‘D’! I know only one more Doctor here in Alaska being so truly involved with me as...more
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Beware! Felt like we were completely scammed. We went to her for a breast reduction consult. I respect she said that isn't something she normally does, that portion we were satisfied with. She said that "since we were there" she wanted to inform us about breast cancer and that was okay, we...more
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All around wonderful experience . I was most impressed with was her care and consideration for the patient. She answered every little question and in a field where it is so easy for a doctor to capitalize on patients' fear it was amazing to have someone that was honest and informative and discussed...more
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