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Garni Barkhoudarian

Languages: English, Armenian
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Barhoudarian's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, benign and malignant brain tumor surgery, neuroendoscopy and minimally invasive brain surgery, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and mild to severe head injury/concussion. He has a special interest in the advancement of technologies for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures. Dr. Barkhoudarian is the director of the Brain Tumor Center Skull-Base Microdissection Anatomy Lab. He is involved in a number of clinical and translational research studies, evaluating the genetis, proteomics, diagnosis, treatment and results of patients with malignant metastatic tumors, meningiomas, chordomas and pituitary tumors. He has also evaluated active and former NFL athletes and Mixed-Martial Arts athletes with chronic, repetitive concussions and brain injury. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and over 10 book chapters. Dr. Barkhoudarian is a volunteer faculty at the Harbor-UCLA medical center, training residents in pituitary disorder management and surgery. He is also actively involved in the national neurosurgical organizations, particularly in writing national board examination and prepatory questions. Dr. Barkhoudarian is an active member of the Armenian American Medical Society and the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. He is a former president of the Armenian International Medical Fund, through which the Armenian Cochlear Implant Project is administered.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
University Of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School
2005
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
2011
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
Neurosurgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Pituitary & Neuroendoscopy
2012
Professional Associations
Professional Memberships
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield of CA POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Preferred Provider Organization
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Base Of Skull Tumors
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormality
  • Facial Spasm
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease
 
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
4201 Torrance Boulevard Suite 520
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 316-3466
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2125 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro