Dr. Sepilian is a reproductive medicine specialist and founder and director of American Fertility Specialists Medical Group, in Los Angeles, CA. He is double board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and gynecology.Dr. Sepilian is an active member of the Armenian American Medical Society, holding multiple leadership positions, including president. He served as the Chairman of the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress. Currently, Dr. Sepilian is the President of the Armenian Medical International Congress. Passionate about community education, Dr. Sepilian launched the "Your Health" TV program in 2008, where he shares timely and relevant health topics with the community. In 2010, Dr. Sepilian joined with local civic leaders and organizations to co-found The Glendale Health Festival which provides vital health services to the community at no cost.
Dr. Najarian is the founder and medical director of the Bedminster Eye and Laser Center in Bedminster, New Jersey. Dr. Najarian is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has served Bedminster and surrounding communities for over 30 years. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his ophthalmology residency at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. He received special training at Moorsfield Eye Hospital in London. After completing a fellowship in ocular immunology at Emory University, Dr. Najarian joined the faculty of both New York University and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he currently teaches the residents in training.Dr. Najarian has served as president of the Armenian American Health Professional Organization since 2006 and has served on the Board of the Armenian Eyecare Project. Through these organizations, he has participated in multiple medical missions to Armenia.
Dr. Zarmine Naccashian is a professor at Cal State University, Northridge, Department of Nursing, and coordinator of the Diabetes Care Center at Adventist Health Glendale (AHG). She holds a Master's in Nursing as a primary ambulatory care family and geriatric nurse practitioner and a PhD in nursing.During her career, Dr. Naccashian worked in medical-surgical, kidney transplant, neuro, and orthopedic rehabilitation units in various capacities. In her role at AHG, she initiated a community case management program, providing care coordination for homebound chronically ill patients. The program successfully reduced ER admissions and shortened the length of stays. A board-certified advanced diabetes management clinician, she consults and teaches diabetes self-management classes to her patients.Dr. Naccashian is involved in community outreach projects and has served in various professional organizations.
Salpy Akaragian, PhD, MN, RN-BC, is president and founder of the Armenian International Medical Fund (AIM Fund) and Director Emeritus of UCLA Health’s Director of the International Nursing Program, and Nurse Credentialing. She received her Bachelor's, Master of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees from UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Akaragian was the US Partner Representative for USAID/AIHA grants from 1995-2004, directing multiple healthcare projects and initiating reforms in Armenia. In 2004, she established The Cochlear Implant Regional Center in Yerevan with the AIM Fund and the UCLA medical team. She is the founder and first president of the Armenian-American Nurses Association in California and facilitated the formation of the Armenian Nurses Association in Armenia.Dr. Akaragian recently retired from UCLA health, holding positions from staff nurse to administrative roles over her 44-year career. Currently, she is a consultant to healthcare organizations in Armenia.
Dr. Hampar Kayayan, a radiodiagnostic specialist, is head of the Medical Imaging department at Lucien Hussel Hospital, Vienne, France. He is a member of the French Society of Radiology (SFR) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR). Dr. Kayayan holds diplomas in various areas of medical imaging from Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, and Strasbourg universities. An activist for the Armenian cause for decades, Dr. Kayayan has contributed to strengthening Diaspora relations with the motherland, particularly with the town of Goris, of which he is an honorary citizen. Since 2013, Dr. Kayayan has been president of the Armenian Medical Union of France (UMAF Lyon Rhone-Alpes). Under his leadership, the organization has participated in numerous collaborative projects and provided continuous medical training in Armenia and Artsakh. For the centenary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Dr. Kayayan co-authored a paper on Armenian healthcare workers who were victims of the Genocide and the role of Ottoman Turkish Medical Doctors.