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.

Medical School
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • English
  • Armenian


Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7450
(310) 582-7495
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
4201 Torrance Boulevard
Suite 520
Torrance, CA 90503
(424) 212-5361


  • Neurosurgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Brain Injury
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Meningioma
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Chordomas
  • Keyhole Neurosurgery
  • Schwannomas
  • Neuro-Endoscopy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Glossopharyngial Neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraventricular Tumors
  • Intraventricular Cysts
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Glioma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Brain Tumor


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP


Meet Garni Barkhoudarian, MD