Sergio Bartakian, MD
Dr. Bartakian immigrated to the United States as an infant when his family fled as refugees from a war torn Lebanon. At a time when little to nothing was given to such families, his only choice upon graduating from high school was to join the United States Marine Corps in an effort to make a life for himself. Having served his country proudly, including during the Persian Gulf war in the liberation of Kuwait, he returned college with a goal of becoming a doctor.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his medical degree from the University of Miami, Florida Miller School of Medicine. He then completed his pediatric residency at the Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. He then went on to congenital interventional cardiology training at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. He has been a practicing congenital interventional cardiologist since 2013 and is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. His clinical interests include minimally invasive repair of complex residual congenital heart defects in the cardiac catheterization lab, neonatal interventions for congenital heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Bartakian chose to practice congenital interventional cardiology because of the immense gratification and joy he witnessed from the parents of children who had their heart defects repaired without major surgery.
Dr. Bartakian's little something extra: Besides being a skilled interventional cardiologist he is also a certified Professional Association of Diving Instructors rescue diver; one of the many skills he acquired during his service in the United States Marine Corps.
University of Miami, School of Medicine
Case western reserve university - Rainbow babies and children's Hospital
American Board of Pediatrics
National Board of Physicians & Surgeons