I was born and raised in Southern California. I attended the University of Southern California where I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering. I then received my medical degree from Drexel University. I completed my general surgery training at San Joaquin General Hospital and then returned to USC to complete a 1 year fellowship specializing in colon and rectal surgery.
I am trained to treat all aspects of colorectal health including both benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus. My clinical interests include hemorrhoids, proctology, colonoscopy, anal abscess and fistula, anal fissure, pilonidal disease, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, colon and rectal cancer, and minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
I realize that visiting a surgeon for a colorectal problem can be both frightening and embarrassing. My staff and I are committed to providing patients with the best possible care in a warm, caring, and compassionate environment.
Internship and Residency – General surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital
Fellowship – Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Southern California
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
White Memorial Medical Center
American Board of Surgery, Certified 2009
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Certified 2011
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Armenian American Medical Society of California