Suparna Barber, MD began pursuing her career as a physician after working as an educator. As a parent, confidant, mentor and moderator in the classroom, she was inspired by her students and decided to become a pediatrician. While it was difficult for her to leave behind her life as a teacher, she found a new love of medicine and is constantly enjoying the new challenges.
People say you only fall in love once in your life. I disagree, I fall in love daily. I fall in love with the newborns who were knitted in their mother's wombs. I fall in love with those who are starting a new chapter in their life as they enter kindergarten. I fall in love with the teenagers who are experiencing changes in their body and learning about themselves. I fall in love with the high school graduate going off to college. My greatest joy has been seeing children grow from one milestone to the next.
Dr. Barber grew up in Long Beach, California and would describe herself as a compassionate, empathetic, energetic and solution-oriented. She is a life-long learner and can speak Bengali and a bit of Spanish.
As a world traveler, Dr. Barber has visited countries such as India, Australia, Cambodia, Croatia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Argentina, and is excited to continue exploring new places. Though Dr. Barber's other interests include both food and fitness, her greatest joys come from spending time with her family.
English, Arabic, Bengali
Primary Care, Pediatrics
Georgetown University School of Medicine