Arthur “Art” Ohannessian, MD

Arthur “Art” Ohannessian, MD, joined the UCLA Dept of Family Medicine in 2011 after obtaining his medical degree from the UCSD School of Medicine and completing his Family Medicine residency training at UCLA. He is currently an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and the Associate Medical Director for Family and Women’s Services for the San Fernando Health Center Group, one of the largest comprehensive health centers operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He is actively involved in teaching both residents and medical students. His professional interests include providing high-quality primary care services to underserved populations and developing health policy through advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Ohannessian is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and has served in multiple leadership roles, including serving as the past President of the Los Angeles chapter of the AAFP and as the District IV Director for the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). He has worked specifically on legislation regarding opioid overdoses and expanding the use of naloxone to prevent overdose deaths.