Essentials of Pediatric Care in the Era of COVID-19

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Dr. Alice Abrahamian is a Board Certified pediatrician practicing General Pediatrics at Central Pediatrics in Glendale. Dr. Abrahamian was born in Germany and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA and medical school at Boston University. She completed residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a national leader in pediatric care. At CHLA, she was selected to serve as Chief Resident and helped teach and supervise residents while continuing to care for complex and diverse cases. She went on to deepen her experience caring for underserved children at the South End Community Health Center in Boston, where she directed a program created to help children obtain a healthy weight while focusing on nutrition and a regular exercise regimen. Dr. Abrahamian now provides pediatric care at Central Pediatrics, a practice she established with Adrine Yadegarian, MD, FAAP, and that is a part of the CHLA Health Network. In addition to providing loving care to children and adolescents in the community with a special focus on nutrition, sports, and fitness she enjoys teaching CHLA residents on their outpatient pediatrics rotation. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Armenian American Medical Society, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Evelyn Baghdasraian is currently the Chief of Service for the Woodland Hills Western Ventura Service Area of Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She is also a Physician Wellness Champion for the WH/WV service area, and serves as the Regional Lead for Pediatric Physician Education for Southern California. She is also the current National President of KPAC, The Kaiser Permanente Armenian Connection. Born and raised in Southern California, Evelyn Baghdasraian-Barkhoudarian received her education at both local Armenian schools and the Glendale Unified School District. She received a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology along with a degree in Health Policy and Management, emphasis multi-cultural health, at the University of Southern California in 2001. She received her Medical Degree in 2005 at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where she had many opportunities to practice medicine overseas, from Honduras to Armenia. A desire to be close to family, friends, and community brought her back to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for a pediatric residency, which she completed in 2008. She practiced at Kaiser Permanente upon graduation through 2011, and had the opportunity to work as a pediatrician in the Emergency Department of Boston Childrens Hospital (formerly Childrens Hospital Boston) the subsequent year. She resumed practice in Pediatrics with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in 2012. In her commitments to the Armenian Community, Evelyn has always been an active participant in AAMS functions, beginning with volunteering at the First Annual Health Fair. She served as Chair for the Walk for Life benefiting ABMDR from 2006-2008. She helped host a number of telethons for the Armenian community, benefiting ABMDR as well as the Davidian-Mariamian Educational Foundation. In addition to being a previous Board Member for AAMS and current Board member of ABMDR, she has lead various initiatives in physician education, family violence prevention, breastfeeding education, and pediatric obesity prevention. She was honored with many service awards from the community she serves and professional awards in her practice, notably the prestigious Physician Exceptional Contribution Award (PECA) for SCPMG WH/WV in 2017. In addition to juggling a busy professional life in administration and clinic, she enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband. Her interests include traveling, learning different languages, and music. Dr. Baghdasraian strives to continue serving her patients and the community at large whenever possible.

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Webinar Information

Date: April 22, 2020

Time: 07:00 pm

Essentials of Pediatric Care in the Era of COVID-19
Wednesday, April 22 | 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Presented by:
Evelyn Baghdasraian Barkhoudarian, MD, FAAP
Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Lead for Physician Wellness, SCPMG Woodland Hills Medical Center
Alice Abrahamian, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Central Pediatrics