Common Conditions Needing Care in the ER – “Your Health” Community Education Program on Tonight, September 13th @ 7 PM on ARTN

Common Conditions Needing Care in the ER
Interview with Haig Aintablian, MD

Dr. Haig Aintablian is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who completed his residency training at UCLA Medical Center and is a co-founder of and inaugural fellow in Space Medicine for UCLA Health. He started college at 15 years old and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, and his Master of Science in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Southern California at 21 years of age. He has had over 40 research publications and presentations ranging from the mechanisms of viral replication to astronaut-associated pathologies. Some of his findings are referenced in medical and genetics textbooks. He has provided combat medical aid to soldiers during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after which he received an award from the Armed Forces of Armenia.

Dr. Vicken Sepilian is a Reproductive Medicine specialist and is the founder and director of American Fertility Specialists Medical Group. He is double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sepilian has been an active member of the Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) holding multiple leadership positions, including serving as the President from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Sepilian served as the Chairman of the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress and currently is the President of the Armenian Medical International Congress (AMIC), a nonprofit organization with chapters all over the world, with the aim of coordinating global efforts in improving healthcare in Armenia. Passionate about community education, in 2008, Dr. Sepilian launched the “Your Health” educational TV program aimed at sharing with the community the latest and most important healthcare topics. Since 2008, the show has been making house calls to tens of thousands of viewers helping educate them on preventative care and healthy lifestyles. In 2010, Dr. Sepilian, alongside other civic leaders and the former Mayor of the City of Glendale co-founded the Glendale Health Festival. Dr. Sepilian worked closely with city and state officials and local hospitals to organize this large-scale event with the aim to improve the health of the community. Dr. Sepilian is a strong believer that success and wealth are measured by life’s experiences and human interactions and that true happiness and purpose are achieved by giving. Cherished memories include debates about life and death with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, delivering pens to students in villages in Sri Lanka and teaching chess to orphans in Nepal.