|Carl P Garabedian, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.
Dr. Carl Garabedian (Dr. Carl) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Spokane when he was 3 years old. He graduated from Ferris High School in 1987 and returned to Spokane to join the practice in 2001. He achieved a B.S. in biology in 1991 at the University of Puget Sound and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1995. He completed his general Pediatric training at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and went on to complete his Pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. While at Columbia he received specialized training in interventional catheterizations under Dr. William Hellenbrand, a world renowned pioneer in the field.
Since joining the practice he has focused on bringing new techniques to the cardiac catheterization laboratory. These techniques allow children and adults to avoid open-heart surgery for common conditions such as atrial septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, coarctations of the aorta and patent foramen ovales that are associated with stroke. Other techniques such as coil embolization of vessels, angioplasty, and stenting of narrowed vessels, minimize the number of operations required for children and adults with congenital heart disease. Dr. Garabedian also performs hybrid surgical procedures with the congenital heart surgery team. In these procedures, large stents and devices are implanted during an operation which minimizes the surgical risk and ensures a good outcome. Dr. Garabedian cares for many adult patients with congenital heart disease and has been able to apply his techniques to complicated adults who have acquired heart disease. He uses his pediatric devices to close post-infarction ventricular septal defects, paravalvular aortic and mitral leaks, and coil coronary artery fistulas when surgical risks are too great.
Dr. Garabedian is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He is dedicated to caring for all patients with congenital heart disease and yearly travels to Armenia yearly to train physicians to perform new procedures.