Talar Tejirian, MD FACS

Dr. Talar Tejirian is a board-certified general surgeon in Los Angeles.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and with College Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a double major in psychology and neuroscience.  She received her medical degree from the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF) which ranks in the top five medical schools in the United States.  She completed five years of general surgical residency at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center after which she did fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.  

For over 10 year, she dedicated her professional time to treating patients with a variety of surgical problems.  She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a clinical instructor for medical students from UCLA.  She was also involved in training resident surgeons and performing research that has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Journal of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  Additionally, she had authored book chapters, include a chapter in the SAGES Hernia Manual. 

Dr. Tejirian has lectured on topics involving hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction at surgical conferences both in the United States and internationally.  She is a member of the International Hernia Collaboration and the Americas Hernia Society.  In the Americas Hernia Society, she holds leadership positions as Co-chair Communications Committee. 

 Dr. Tejirian brought The International Hernia Collaboration’s Comprehensive Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Course to Armenia in 2019.  As course director, she gathered international experts in hernia repair to teach topics of great interest to the general and hernia surgeon, including many facets of inguinal and ventral hernia repair. 

Currently, Dr. Tejirian has retired from clinical practice due to a physical disability.  However, she remains active in the field of surgery. Her passion is now focused on promoting health and wellness for surgeons and for the public at large. She is writing and speaking about surgeon physical health and injury prevention.