Whitney Ann Barnes, MD, MPH, FACOG

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About Dr. Whitney Ann Barnes

Dr. Barnes is an AAGL fellowship-trained, board certified gynecological surgeon who specializes in benign reproductive surgery utilizing minimally invasive techniques. As an expert in her field, she treats the full scope of gynecologic surgical and pelvic pain issues, including fibroids, endometriosis care, excision surgery for endometriosis pain and infertility, Muellerian anomalies, Asherman’s syndrome, essure-related pain, and the management of complex pelvic pain disorders.

Dr. Barnes has conducted research related to improving racially disparate surgical outcomes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, has published many articles, and presented her work at national venues with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG,) and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).

Dr. Barnes’ goal is to work with patients using a shared medical decision-making model to collectively create a medical and surgical plan that is deeply aligned with the patient’s personal treatment goals and supported by the medical literature and best-practice guidelines.

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adnexal tumors
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy/Painful Menstrual Periods

Procedures Performed

  • Da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis Excision Surgery
  • Fertility Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

Education & Training

  • AAGL Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery,George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Doctor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA
  • Master of Public Health, Concentration in Health Care Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • School of Politics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Religion, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Focused Practice Designation, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • Member, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • Surgical Coach, Academy of Surgical Coaching 

Awards & Honors

  • Top 10 Robotic Surgeon Emory University Spring Robotic Report, 2023
  • First Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage, Emory University, Emory Robotics Report, 2022
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Resident Research Award, 2019
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Award, 2019


  • 500 Medical Center Blvd, Suite 390
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    Phone: 470-325-1800
    Fax: 470-325-1801

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