Board certified by in pediatric cardiology and pediatrics by the American Board of
Pediatrics, Dr. Carl Owada joined Valley Children’s in July 1997. He is medical
director of the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory.
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 is a three-time recipient of the
Valley Children’s Board of Trustees Meritorious Service Award for Research and
Dr. Owada is a member of several professional societies, including fellowship in
the American College of Cardiology and The Society for Cardiac Angiography
Graduating from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri,
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 received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bioengineering at the University
of California, San Diego. He actively conducts clinical research and serves as a national
proctor in catheter-based therapy.
He enjoys spending his free time cycling and with his wife and their three children.
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