Visit AAMS’ dedicated page for information on the coronavirus pandemic, including the latest resources for our members and the community.

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Welcome to AAMS

The Armenian American Medical Society is the world’s largest medical organization for medical professionals of Armenian descent. For more than 30 years, we have provided vital resources to health practitioners and patients, as well as humanitarian assistance and outreach around the world.


Molecular Evolution & Mechanisms of COVID-19 SARS-COV2

AAMS COVID-19 CME/CDE Expert Series Webinar
Followed by Q and A – Open to All

Please join us for these educational and dynamic exchanges of the latest information and hands-on knowledge by experts from the frontlines of the fight against this global pandemic.

AAMS’s mission is to promote excellence in healthcare and to cultivate professional development through service and education to its members and their communities in the Diaspora and the homelands.

By clicking on the link below:

No registration required to participate in this educational activity.

Questions are welcomed prior to the webinar at

Molecular Evolution & Mechanisms of

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Presented by:
Mike Mkhitar Moradian, PhD


Ulcerative Conditions in the Oral Cavity & COVID-19 Response in California

Ulcerative Conditions in the Oral Cavity & COVID-19 Response in California
Presented by:

Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Peter N. Bretan, Jr., MD President, California Medical Association (CMA)


Tax & Estate Planning Implications of COVID-19

Presented by:
Vic Abajian, J.D., LL.M. (Tax)
Gerard V. Kassabian, J.D., LL.M (Estate Planning)


Working Together – The New Workplace After COVID-19

Working Together – The New Workplace After COVID-19

Presented by:
Nancy P. Doumanian, Esq.
Michael W. M. Manoukian, Esq.



Presented by: Sherwin R. Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI



Presented by: Dr. Boris Bagdasarian


SARS-CoV-2 Biology: Why So Nasty? & Genetic and Other Host Factors Influencing SARS-CoV-2 Infection

SARS-Cov-2 Biology: Why So Nasty?
Presented by: Evgeni V. Sokurenko, MD, PhD

Professor, Dept. Microbiology
University of Washington

Genetic and Other Host Factors Influencing SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Presented by: Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD

Divisions of Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics
Departments of Path. & Lab. Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories and Clinical Genomics Center, UCLA Medical Center


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Key Legal Issues to Consider for Yourself, Your Staff and Your Practice & PPP Loan Guidelines

PPP and Key Legal Issues to Consider for Yourself, Your Staff and Your Practice
Presented by: Ara Babaian, Esq., Founding Partner, Encore Law Group

PPP Loan Guidelines
Presented by: Sev Araradian, Vice President, Relationship Manager, 1st Century Bank


Hypercoagulability in the COVID-19 Patient

Presented by: Sarmen Sarkissian, MD


Psychological Aspects of Pandemics

Presented By: Charles Pilavian, PsyD



Presented by:
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM
Director, Nutrition and Weight Management
Boston Medical Center
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine


Anxiety in the Time of a Pandemic

Presented by: Lara G. Shirikjian, DO


Essentials of Pediatric Care in the Era of COVID-19

Presented By: Evelyn Baghdasraian Barkhoudarian, MD, FAAP and Alice Abrahamian, MD, FAAP


Surgery in the Time of COVID-19

Anesthesiologists’ Role During COVID-19 Presented by: Rafi Avitsian, MD, FASA
Surgery in the Time of COVID-19: Keeping Patients and Caregivers Safe Presented by: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS


Coping with COVID-19 and Essentials of Sleep in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coping with COVID-19 Presented By: Douglas C. Nies, PhD
Essentials of Sleep in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic Presented by: Vahe Akopian, MD


COVID-19: The Radiology Perspective CME/CDE Webinar

Presented by: Arthur Baghdanian, MD
Contributory Author: Armonde Baghdanian, MD



COVID-19 | SARS CoV-2 presented by: George Melikian, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Professional Statistician & The Latest on the COVID-19 Pandemic from New York City presented by: Tsoline K. Kojaoghlanian, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist


Connect Now

Discover the AAMS. Download our new member directory app for iOS and Android or catch up on the latest AAMS news. Find events and programs in your area or join us on social medial. Whether you are a healthcare professional or community member, you can make your connection through AAMS.


Join the AAMS

Joining the AAMS provides you with a host of benefits. From professional networking, to educational programs, to furthering your community’s health, opportunities abound for members of the AAMS. You will find that membership in our organization provides a you with a wealth of opportunities to enhance your practice, while providing a meaningful way to give back to your community.

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Community Resources

The AAMS believes deeply in the power of giving back to our community, offering tools to help our community make healthy decisions and lead healthy lives. We achieve this through access to important health screenings and health resources, providing education on health topics through our TV program, and other resources for a healthy you.


Member Directory

Whether your are a medical professional searching for a colleague, or a community member searching for a healthcare provider, our member directory gives you access to more to more than 600 AAMS members from a variety of healthcare specialties. Search for a physician, dentist, or various allied healthcare professionals.

Find an AAMS Healthcare Provider

Professional Development

Your education continues even after you complete your training. Becoming the best healthcare practitioner you can be, means continuing to learn ways to improve patient care and effectively manage your career. The AAMS offers continuing medical education classes relevant to your professional growth, as well as valuable networking opportunities.

Discover your educational opportunities

Glendale Health Festival

The Glendale Health Festival is organized in collaboration with the Armenian American Nurses Association (AANA), the City of Glendale and several other community entities. With an estimated 1,000 people participating in the festival each year, the AAMS promotes vital healthcare education and services to the community. The health festival includes free medical screenings and health education for the whole family on conditions such as high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Breast, cervical and prostate cancer screenings are also offered to patients. This event has earned the AAMS praise and awards from multiple community organizations and politicians.

Celebrate your health

AAMS Scholarship Program

The Armenian American Medical Society strongly believes in investing in our future healthcare professionals, who will play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of our community. Each year, the Armenian American Medical Society awards scholarships to qualified Armenian students enrolled in various healthcare education programs in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied health.

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AAMS Mentorship Program

The Armenian American Medical Society members take an active role in mentoring Armenian medical students and residents. The Armenian American Medical Society mentorship program gives young Armenian medical students, residents and fellows access to a broad spectrum of Armenian physicians and healthcare practitioners who provide valuable guidance and advice throughout their training and as they choose their medical specialty.

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Outreach Projects

As a member of the AAMS, you have the opportunity to give back to your community in a variety of ways. Our members contributed to our homeland – building rural clinics, providing free care to children with diabetes and epilepsy, helping to modernized medical services, and so much more, through life-saving outreach projects.

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Put your health in your hands. Find the top Armenian medical professionals in your area with our new AAMS iPhone and Android directory app.