Laurel Barnes, MD

Laurel Barnes, MD

About Dr. Laurel Barnes

Dr. Barnes is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon. She specializes in breast surgical oncology, benign breast diseases, and the management of patients at high risk for breast cancer. She chose breast surgical oncology because she enjoys working with a team of experts to provide the best individualized/personalized care for each patient.

Dr. Barnes wants to walk with patients and their families through the journey, which begins with the unsettling diagnosis, through treatment, and toward healing, health and well-being. She wants to be their advocate, provide education to help them understand their breast disease and options, and equip them to participate in their care.

In her spare time, Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and cooking.

Dr. Barnes practices out of our Sandy Springs and Alpharetta locations.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
  • Master of Science, Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Medicine, Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
  • Fellowship, Breast Surgery, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA


  • Eligible, American Board of Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Member, Society of Surgical Oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014 

Special Interests

  • Mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy and skin-sparing mastectomy
  • Partial mastectomy
  • Axillary lymph node procedures
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures and biopsies
  • Port-a-cath placement

Northside Provider Directory Details

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