10th Annual Spring Symposium – Presenters

Topic: Heart, Health, and Primary Prevention: The Do’s and Don’ts (CME)
Presented By: Harry Balian, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Harry Balian, MD, FACC, FSCAI, received his Medical Degree from Chicago Medical School in 1997. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of California, Irvine where he also served as Chief Resident. Completed his Cardiology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine where he served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Balian completed his Interventional Cardiology and Vascular training at the George Washington University in Washington DC. Dr. Balian specializes in the treatment of heart disease, coronary artery percutaneous interventions and pacemaker insertions. He also performs peripheral vascular interventions including carotid stents, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm stents, renal stents and lower extremity angioplasties. Dr. Balian is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine. Dr Balian is the Chairman of department of cardiology since 2015 and the Director of Structural Heart Program at Glendale Adventist, he started the TAVR (percutaneous aortic valve replacement) program since 2016. Dr. Balian is and has been a member of the Executive Committee of AAMS Since 2006. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Coronary angioplasty and Interventions and the American Heart Association. He has been the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Glendale Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute since 2006 and past Medical Director of the Peripheral Vascular Lab at St Vincent Hospital. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Western University School of Medicine. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Western University School of Medicine.

Dr. Harry Balian, presenter for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


Topic: Updates in Well Child Care (CME)
Presented By: Tamar Nazerian Chorbadjian, DO, MPH, FAAP

Tamar Nazerian Chorbadjian, DO, MPH, FAAP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Science at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Director of the High Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. She is dual board certified in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and General Pediatrics. Dr. Chorbadjian diagnoses and treats a wide variety of neurodevelopmental conditions, Autism, ADHD,  learning disabilities, and treats other developmental and behavioral difficulties, while helping families navigate through the many systems of care. Prior to medical school, Dr. Chorbadjian earned her BS in Physiological Sciences, with a minor in Public Policy and  Social Welfare from UCLA, and a Master of Public Health from USC. She completed her medical education at Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and her residency training from the UC Irvine - CHOC Pediatric  Residency Program after an internship at the University of New Mexico. She concluded her fellowship training in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles while also completing leadership training through the MCHB’s LEND at  USC’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, where she later also became a trainer. Her passion is early identification and intervention for children with different neurodevelopmental conditions and behavioral challenges. Her research  interests include health care disparities for children with special health care needs, effect of media use on child development and behavior, quality improvement projects in screening of high risk infant care, as well as the effect of poverty on children's health, about  which she has published a textbook chapter. She also prides herself in being a dedicated mother and an advocate for all parents and families. She strives to be a champion for children with developmental disabilities and their families, both locally and abroad.

Dr. Tamar Nazerian Chorbadjian, presenter for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


Topic: Update on Men’s Health (CME)
Presented By: Armen Kassabian, MD

Armen Kassabian, MD specializes in urology. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine and completed his urologic residency at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Kassabian has published in peer reviewed journals and has presented at meetings both locally and nationally. Dr. Kassabian's clinical areas of expertise include minimally invasive prostate therapy, male and female urinary incontinence, infertility, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male sexual dysfunction, benign prostate enlargement and cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, penis, and testicles. His sub-specialty experience includes extensive research on the molecular genetics of male infertility and in caring for the complex issues involved in the difficult to treat infertile couple with significant male factor issues. Dr. Kassabian's state of the art practice focuses on minimally invasive techniques, procedures, and laparoscopic surgery in a caring and compassionate environment. Dr. Kassabian is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Urologic Association, the Western Section American Urologic Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, and the Endourological Society. Dr. Kassabian is certified by the American Board of Urology. As a urologist, Dr. Kassabian is dedicated to providing the finest quality care for his patients in a supportive and friendly environment. He respects the diverse needs of his patients and makes every effort to ensure they are addressed.

Dr. Armen Kassabian, presenter for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Topic: Depression and Anxiety in the Ambulatory Care Setting for Non-Mental
Health Providers (CME & CDE)
Presented By: Gregory Nikogosyan, DO

Gregory Nikogosyan, DO is a current Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine. Focus areas include surgical and non-surgical neuropsychiatric management of patients with epilepsy and movement disorders. Additional clinical roles include Emergency Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry services at UNM Medical Center. Before his current role, he completed general psychiatry training at the University of Hawai’i, John A. Burns School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is an active member of multiple psychiatry academies and associations, such as the American Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Nikogosyan recently joined the Armenian American Medical Society and is a board member Alzheimer’s Care Armenia with aims to further mental health care for Armenians.

Dr. Gregory Nikogosyan, presenter for this educational event is a consultant for American Physician Institute – writing CME’s and consultant for Carlat Report – writing education articles.

Topic: Ensuring Medication Adherence (CME & CDE)
Presented By: Ani Rostomyan, PharmD, BCPS, APh

Ani Rostomyan, PharmD, BCPS, APh is a Board- Certified Clinical Pharmacist specializing in Diabetes management and Pharmacogenomics. She initially received her master's degree in Pharmacy in Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan Armenia in 2005.She later on earned her Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MCPHS, Boston, MA in 2017. Dr. Ani has been practicing in an Ambulatory Care setting as a Clinical Pharmacist for the last 9 years.

Dr. Ani Rostomyan, presenter for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.


Topic: Perspectives on Colorectal Cancer (CME)
Presented By: James H. Tabibian, MD, PhD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF

James H. Tabibian, MD, PhD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF is a Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist at Adventist Health Glendale and the Medical Director of Interventional GI. Prior to joining Adventist Health in 2023, he was a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of Endoscopy at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Tabibian grew up in Central California, where he attended UC Davis as an undergraduate. He received his MD degree at UCLA, wherefrom he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed Residency training in the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins. Thereafter, Dr. Tabibian became the first joint NIH-ABIM Subspecialty Research track fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester. During his Gastroenterology training, he completed a PhD through Mayo Graduate School, Center for Clinical and Translational Studies (CTSA). Following his training at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tabibian joined the University of Pennsylvania as an Instructor and Advanced Endoscopy Fellow. At the terminus of his year at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tabibian moved back to California to join the faculty at UC Davis Medical Center as an Assistant Professor and Director of Fellow Research. Family needs brought Dr. Tabibian back to Southern California in 2017, where he’s practiced ever since.

Dr. Tabibian is experienced in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and luminal stenting, among other advanced procedures. He is highly published in the medical literature, the author of the book “Digestive Problems Solved: A Patient's Guide to Expert Insights and Solutions”, a biomedical consultant nationally and internationally, and an expert medical reviewer in Gastroenterology for the Medical Board of California.

Dr. James H. Tabibian, presenter for this educational event is a consultant for Olympus Corporation.