Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics, Dr. Carl Owada is the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. His involvement in professional societies includes the American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Owada is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology.
A pioneer in pediatric cardiac catheterization, Dr. Owada was the Hearts of Gold Honoree at the American Heart Association Gala in 2008 in Fresno. He was recognized for his contribution to pediatric cardiology with the introduction of congenital heart defect repair by interventional catheterization techniques, thus avoiding open heart surgery. He also twice received the Children’s Hospital Central California Board of Trustees Meritorious Service Award for Research and Innovation.
Graduating from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Owada completed an internship in pediatrics and a pediatric residency at Stanford University. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and a senior interventional catheterization fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute-University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Owada has a strong background in bioengineering, having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Catherine and their three children.
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