James F. Barter, MD, FACOG

Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecological Surgery

Rockville, Germantown

Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (1977)

Internship & Residency: University of Kentucky Hospital (1979), Duke University (1983)

Fellowship: University of Birmingham, Gynecologic Oncology (1986)

Board Certifications: Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology

Languages: English

About Dr. Barter

Dr. Barter is Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland.  He has an active Gynecologic Oncology practice performing 700 surgical cases per year, and has done approximately 1400 da Vinci systems robotic surgeries.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on robotic surgery.  As director of research, he has personally started 1300 patients on various surgical and cancer related protocols in the last 10 years.  Current protocols include utilization of PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer, PDL-1 in various gynecologic cancers, and the Pneumoliner device.  He has published about 50 scientific articles and was quoted in Wall Street Journal regarding uterine morcellation. Dr. Barter has also been named to multiple Top Doctors distinctions from Washingtonian magazine for many years.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr James Barter is an amazing and caring doctor with a great bedside manner.. When I found out that I had uterine cancer, he took the time to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. I am now cancer free, thanks to Dr. Barter and his staff. I highly recommend him.

    Christine M.

    Dr. James Barter is an Excellent Surgeon! He took time to explain all the details about everything. Dr. Barter took excellent care of me and I am truly grateful to have had him as my surgeon! I’m am healing nicely and forever thankful to be relieved of all of my health issue! Job Well Done!!! Many Thanks to Dr. Barter!

    Pauline S.
  • Love Dr Barter. He is the best doctor I have seen in my 40 years as well

    Althea P.

    I am very happy with the treatment I received at women health specialist, this was my second time and each time the staff and team was wonderful, Amber, Dennis, and Gayle kept me informed about, everything that was going on and and assured me i was in good hands and to relax and not worry that took the edge off most of the questions that I was concerned about, they also kept me updated with any changes that might occur and Dr Barter is a miracle Dr in my eyes!!, he actually saved my life, I've been to 4 Dr's and in the last 7 yrs and it only took 1 to be straight forward and got the job done.Thank you so much Dr Barter!! I feel so much better!

    L N.
  • Dr. Barter is such a wonderful person. Sweet demeanor and such a great bedside manner. I give him a 10 star. He is utterly amazing.

    Tish D.

    Dr. Barter is one of the kindest surgeons I have ever encountered His bed side manner is amazing, his staff is kind, they made a difficult surgery more easy to go through. Ladies if you are looking for a top notch ob-gyn, one that will hold your hand but be truthful about your symptoms, I highly recommend this man. Thank you Dr. Barter for an excellent experience. One thing though, it's hard to get this office on the phone, but persevere and leave a message, they'll get right back to you.

    Edwige A.