The Thyroid Gland in Health and Disease “Your Health” Community Education Program on – Tonight, December 13th @ 7 PM on ARTN

The Thyroid Gland in Health and Disease
Interview with Tsovinar Tekkelian, MD

Dr. Tsovinar Tekkelian specializes in Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from Yerevan State Medical University, Mkhitar Heratsi. Dr. Tekkelian completed her residency at the University of Southern California in 1995. She continued as a faculty member in the department of Internal Medicine for five years and has had a thriving private practice for over twenty-five years now in Glendale, California. Through her expertise, Dr. Tekkelian has contributed immensely to the welfare of not only her immediate community but also internationally to underdeveloped and underserved third-world countries. Dr. Tekkelian has gone on countless medical missions to her home country, Armenia, alongside Peru, Phillipines, Africa, and Mexico. She is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through medical care and compassion.

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.