Tag Archive: AAHPO

Nov
01
2011

AAHPO Members Meeting November 18, 2011

To All AAHPO Health Professionals and Spouses Join us for our Fall Social and Educational Meeting Friday, November 18, 2011 Sevan Restaurant 216-07 Horace Harding Expressway, New York, NY 11364 Phone: (718 ) 281-0004 (on Service Road of Long Island Expressway West of Springfield Boulevard) Dinner 7:30 PM Special Presentations 8:30 PM Dinner $45 (Reservations …

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Jul
18
2011

Dr. Garbis Kassabian – Visit to St. Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center

A visit to St. Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center impressed me with the dedication of the medical and nursing staff in taking care of their patients.   I first met with the hospital Vice President, Dr. Avagyan. He introduced me to Dr. Vardan Navasardyan, reanimatology specialist, who is in charge of the ICU. I rounded with him …

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Jul
18
2011

Dr. Garbis Baydar – Pediatrics in Armenia

My visit to a 60-bed pediatric hospital in Yerevan made me feel both encouraged and incredulous. The hospital provided general pediatric care, as well as intensive care. They also had a cancer unit, where I saw some patients with leukemia and Hodgkin`s lymphoma. The head of the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU gave us a tour. …

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Jul
12
2011

Great AAHPO Mission!

It was an honor to visit Armenia along with the other members of the AAHPO Mission and their families. The young doctors in Armenia are nothing but AMAZING! Their dedication, their humility, their passion to serve the people of the villages of our Motherland left me in awe. We are still recovering from this heartwarming …

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Jul
12
2011

Tesla Machines

Moscovska. As per one of the radiologists at the Nazarian Center, they are 0.35 Tesla machines.  I was also told that the 0.35 Tesla machine does not require cooling maintenance whereas a 1.5 Tesla MRI machine will require cooling with Helium (costing $50-60,000 per year). I’ll continue to research how we can help increase access …

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Jul
11
2011

From Hambardzum Simonyan, MD

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AAHPO received this today! First of all I would like to express my grateful appreciation to all AAHPO members, both as an Armenian physician and a citizen. Each time, when one of our colleagues from the diaspora visits Armenia, he or she brings a measure of hope, motivation and encouragement for colleagues and people who …

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Jul
09
2011

Glaucoma and Cornea Treatment Now in Armenia

Larry Najarian, MD examining Tigran, along with ophthalmologist Armine K. Hovannesyan, MD.

In first met Tigran as a child when he was brought to US in the early 1990′s for several vision-saving eye surgeries. Fortunately, those surgeries (for ) can now be performed in Armenia. Tigran is now a young adult. He holds down 2 jobs (1 full time, 1 part time) despite his severe vision impairment, and …

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Jul
09
2011

The Situation Follow-Up: Stable and Able

Simona Menasian, MD and Hambaedzum Simonyan, MD

And here is my follow-up on our “Situation” – the visiting pastor who broke his ankle. The pastor’s prayers (and ours) were answered! Simona Menasian, MD came to the rescue! Dr. Menasian is from Boston, and arrived in Yerevan for the 3rd International Medical Congress of Armenia being held July 7th through the 9th.. She …

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Jul
09
2011

Terrific Armenian Doctors Training More Terrific Doctors

Pictured from left to right are Harout Nercessian, Field Director of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), our patient, Ophthalmologist Nazereth Darakjian, MD, and a relative of the patient.

This patient had written to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), requesting to come to the U.S. for special eye surgery. Dr. Nazereth Darakjian determined that the patient did not need surgery. But, if she had needed surgery, there are very capable eye surgeons in Yerevan. Iin this case, that would be Anna Hovakimian, …

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Jul
08
2011

A Situation as it Unfolds…

I received an urgent call today from a missionary from Canada who moved to Armenia several years ago. A visiting priest from Canada broke his leg/ankle in a fall a few hours ago. He is in a hospital in Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia. Both the patient and missionary are worried, as they …

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