Karla G. Christian, MD

Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Associate Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Doctor’s Office Tower
2200 Children’s Way
Room / Suite
(615) 936-5500


B.S. cum laude in Mathematics, University of Washington, 1981, Phi Beta Kappa
M.D. with honors, University of Washington, 1985, AOA  

Postgraduate Training

General Surgery Residency, University of Washington (1985-88)
General Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1988-91)
Cardiothoracic Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1994    


Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Member of the Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society