Tag Archive: Medical Missions

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

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
07
2011

Tsoline Kojaoghlanian, MD During Her AAHPO Mission in Armenia

Tsoline Kojoaghlanian, MD during her lecture at the Yerevan State Medical University.

Tsoline Kojaoghlanian, MD is a member of AAHPO and on the Board of Directors. Even with her busy schedule, she has taken the time to participate in the AAHPO Mission in Armenia this summer. Dr. Kojaoghlanian this week even had time to give a lecture at the Yerevan State Medical University to tell everyone about …

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Jul
07
2011

Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Armenia

Pictured left to right: Ara Babloyan, MD, Alicia Demirjian, MD, and Raffy Hovanessian, MD.

Today, one of the topics of discussion amongst our AAHPO Mission participants was Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Armenia. Ara Babloyan, MD, the  former Minister of Health discussed these types of diseases with Alicia Demirjian, MD, one of our members of AAHPO and a Mission participant along with another member of AAHPO and Mission participant, Raffy …

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Jul
06
2011

Visit to Kanaker-Zeytoun Medical Center in Yerevan

The Kanaker-Zeytoun Medical Center in Yerevan where many of us are working.

We saw some patients this morning. There are no formal eye screening programs here, and as a consequence, eye disease often is not identified until its advanced stages. Therefore there is a lot of unnecessary vision loss. A visit to one of the few low vision centers in the country revealed that basic equipment was …

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Jul
04
2011

Alicia Demirjian, MD and Eliz Agopian, MD During Their AAHPO Mission in Armenia

Alicia Demirjian, MD and Eliz Agopian, MD reviewing CPR with an Armenian nurse.

 

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