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.
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 2005
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2011
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Neurosurgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Pituitary & Neuroendoscopy 2012
Providence Saint John's Health Center Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
excellent experienceProvidence Patient
He was very attentive and kindProvidence Patient
He is extremely thorough & kind... All super experiences...Providence Patient
Excellent service. Answered all my questions. listened to all my issues. Best I've ever had!Providence Patient
Very knowledgeable, took the time I needed to understand my condition, the team made me feel they really cared about me. Very happy with the way I was treated.Providence Patient
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experience was fineProvidence Patient
Dr. Barkhoudarian was an angel and God send to help me by being available for my emergency surgery. he is the best!Providence Patient
The reason the doctor's office did not contact me with results is because I received an email and looked at the results when logged into the website. Dr. Barkhoudarian and his entire staff are truly professional, knowledge and caring. I could not be happier with him and his staff.Providence Patient
He is the best I had before, he is not only doctor he is also good arts. REally in the next visit I kiss his hand for his work I am praying for him to be safe and good career and appreciate him.Providence Patient
He was very happy with my progress...Providence Patient
Good commentProvidence Patient
Dr. Barkhoudarian always provided knowledgeable understandable explanations about my condition. He is kind and compassionate and clearly of great competence..Providence Patient
I would rate Dr. G. Barkhoudarian a top notch physician.Providence Patient
We had to wait 1.5hrs but other than that we have nothing but good things to say about Dr Barkhoudarian. Thank you.Providence Patient
Dr. Barkhoudarian is an A+ doctor. [...]Providence Patient
sweet and efficientProvidence Patient
I have seen my physicians in my life and Dr. Barkhoudarian is by far one of the best professional and caring, great listener, efficient, extremely knowledgeable I felt in the best care. His entire staff equally as great they are an exceptional team and I am grateful to be in his care.Providence Patient
I am very appreciative with Doctor Barkhoudarian, because he has been like - an angel for me, I already was hopeless that nobody could find my problem of my pain, & thanks to him who operated me I have no more pain. Thank you very much to all the medical team.Providence Patient
Exceptionally positive, caring, optimistic, professional [...].Providence Patient
Dr Barkhoudarian removed a [...] tumor wrapped around my spinal cord. a miracle. He is deeply caring, attentive, involved and understanding. No words adequately describe my gratitude.Providence Patient
I waited for a really long time the first time I saw this doctor. (There had been a mistake in the placement of my file and the doctor didn't know I was waiting ... ) When he learned that I had been waiting for over an hour he sincerely apologized profusely. It made me feel a lot better and I was less angry; realized we all make mistakes.Providence Patient
I have been dr Barkhoudarian's patient since 2012 and could not be happier. i feel the luckest to have a DOCTOR like him, he is very carying, professional , knowledgeable, kind... he is the best DOCTOR I ve ever had. He makes me feel very safe and comfortable during my visits. Listens to me and explains everything very well and in details. I m so glad there are still Doctors like him and he is one of them, and he is my Doctor)Providence Patient
Honestly I get treated like a VIP. I feel that Dr. Barkhoudarian and Dr. [...] are amazing, and I know they care about my health.Providence Patient