Kara Motonaga, MD


Pediatric Cardiology

Work and Education

Professional Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2004


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2007


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1991


Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, 2011

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
ACHD Board Certification

Conditions Treated


About Me

What is your special area of interest?

Arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease.

What is the best thing about working in CHD?

Helping patients of all ages with diverse and complex medical issues. Every patient is different, with a unique story to tell.

What is one thing that you think all patients with CHD should know?

We are here to work together to help you lead as healthy, happy, and long of a life as possible.

If you weren’t physician what would you be?

I would have been a teacher.

Do you have any interesting hobbies or talents or pets?

I love to listen to music and play taiko, which is Japanese drumming.