Kaiser Permanente physician
English, Armenian, Spanish
My gender: Male
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I am glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you get to know me.
I was born in Iran to Armenian parents. I spent my childhood in Armenia and then immigrated to the United States when I was 8 years old. At a young age, I was curious about medicine and wanted to learn all there was to know about physicians and their profession. After high school, I enrolled in the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. While there, I also learned to become an avid skier. I then went to medical school at Saint George’s University in Grenada, followed by clinical rotations in New York City and Bakersfield, California. I completed an internal medicine residency program at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where I was a chief resident.
I am a hospitalist, which means that I solely work with hospitalized patients. My job is challenging, fast paced, and very rewarding. I enjoy taking care of patients and get great satisfaction when my patients feel better throughout their stay. The patients’ well-being is my number one priority.
I believe in moderation and a well-balanced life, which includes a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. I enjoy basketball, soccer, running, and lifting weights. I play basketball with Homenetmen Athletics. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing the piano, supporting the Lakers, and going to the gym. When traveling, I enjoy nature and long hikes with my wife. I believe that exercising replenishes mind, body, and spirit. I volunteer at the Armenian American Medical Society of California.