Dr. Barakat received his initial training at Damascus University and graduated with an MD degree in 2002. He completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School (UTH) in 2006, and completed his Nephrology fellowship at UTH in 2008,
subsequently he was trained in Interventional Nephrology and became certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.
Dr. Barakat is the Medical Director of Humble Vascular Access Center and to date has performed over 10,000 procedures and has helped training several Interventional Nephrologists. He is specialized in all aspects of hemodialysis vascular access including AV fistula maturation and Central Venous Occlusions repair.