I am an Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon practicing in Oshawa since July, 2013.
I have obtained my Medical Degree at Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia. After moving to Canada, I spent several years as a research fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children working with Dr. Christopher Forrest at the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto. My research of this period has been acknowledged by many awards, including the Bernd Spiessl Research Grant Award of the Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation and the Lyndon Peer Research Fellowship Award in Cleft Lip and Palate / Craniofacial Reconstruction from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. During this time, I obtained a Master of Science degree from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.
I subsequently undertook residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2012. I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from many leaders of the field in Canada and the world, which shaped me as an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon.
After residency, I did a clinical fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery with Professor Wytske Fokkens, a worldwide recognized authority on sinonasal disorders at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The fellowship advanced my knowledge of nose and sinus diseases, such as allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, cystic fibrosis, nasal valve and aesthetic nasal problems, benign tumors of the nose and sinuses, as well as tumors of the pituitary gland and skull base, which can be endoscopically removed through the nose.
After completing the fellowship, I have opened my practice at the Oshawa Clinic. I have operating priviledges at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Family Medicine Department of Queen’s University, and an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto.
I am a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and European Rhinologic Society.
My clinical interests include diseases of the nose and sinuses, thyroid and parathyroid surgery. My research interests involve medical and surgical treatment of the sinusitis, rhinitis and nasal obstruction. You can read more about my research here.
I have been involved with volunteering for over 18 years. I spend all my free time with family and cycling.
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EDUCATION, DEGREES AND TRAINING
2001 – 2002 Resident Physician, Plastic Surgery, Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia
2002 Observer, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
2002-2007 Research Fellow, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
2004-2007 MSc, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Canada
2007 – 2012 Resident Physician, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
2012 – 2013 Clinical Fellow, Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
2009 Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
2012 Independent Practice Certificate, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
2012 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
SELECTED ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONOURS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
2015 Cochrane Scholar, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2013 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Clinical Fellowship
2009 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Best Research Paper Award, sponsored by the ASMS and Synthes CMF, for the paper titled Radiation-Induced Craniofacial Bone Growth Inhibition: In Vitro Cytoprotection in the Rabbit Orbitozygomatic Complex Periosteum-Derived Cell Culture, published in the March 2008 Issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2006 Saleh M. Shenaq International Research Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council, for the best paper by a graduate of a foreign medical school, entitled “Mechanisms of Radioprotection in MC3T3-E1 Mouse Osteoblasts”, presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 17-20, 2006, Dana Point, CA
2004-2006 Ara Mooradian Scholarship (2004-2005), School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
2005 2005 Lyndon Peer Research Fellowship Award in Cleft Lip and Palate or Craniofacial Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, (RF03-05) for the research project entitled “Mechanisms of radiation injury and cytoprotection in osteoblasts”
2004-2005 2005 Bernd Spiessl Research Grant Award, Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, for the research project entitled “Radiation-induced craniofacial bone growth retardation: Relationship between p53 expression, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest following radiation and cytoprotection in vitro”
2004 2004 Basic Research Grant Award, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (BRG10-04), for the research project entitled “Apoptosis in cultured calvarial cells following radiation”
2003 2003 Research Grant Award, Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, for the research project entitled “Radiation-Induced Craniofacial Bone Growth Inhibition: In Vitro Investigation of the Mechanisms and Cytoprotection”
2000 Rectorate Scholarship, Yerevan State Medical University
Ontario Medical Association
Canadian Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Rhinologic Society
European Rhinologic Society