Hello and welcome to my Web page. I would like to start off by saying that I am fortunate to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente family as a physician. On this page, I am happy to share a little bit about myself.
I am originally from Armenia and grew up in Los Angeles after immigrating here in 1989. I decided to become a physician shortly after I started my undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. I'm sure you are aware that the road to becoming a physician was long and difficult, however I now feel blessed to have chosen a career where I can be a positive difference in my community. For medical school I attended Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine in Nevada, and returned to California to complete my residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Since then, I have been in my current position as an attending physician at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. I married my beautiful wife, in 2005 and together we have two boys. Our family is very active and we always try to find time for sports, traveling, and educational activities.
About my practice
I am a hospitalist, which means I care for members who have been admitted to the hospital. I also am a clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and my job involves teaching and supervising residents and medical students from both UCLA and USC. I enjoy every aspect of my job and feel the different responsibilities help keep my medical knowledge very up to date.
How I thrive
I believe in a well-balanced life and try to keep both my mind and body as healthy as I can. Outside of work I stay active by routinely working out at the gym, hiking and swimming. I also keep my mind sharp by reading books, online journals, and magazines, and I occasionally play chess with friends and family.