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Minister of health in Armenia


Harutun Kushkyan

Date and Place of Birth
April 14, 1956, Yerevan

1980, Yerevan State Medical Institute
Endocrine surgeon

Career Experience
1980 The State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia
1980-1981 Surgical Intern in the Emergency Hospital 2, Yerevan
1981-1984 Physician in the Emergency Station, Ashtarak, Armenia
1984-1985 Attending physician in the department of thoracal surgery of Emergency Hospital 2, Yerevan
1985 Probationer in the Institute of Endocrinology and Chemistry of Hormones, Moscow, Russia
1986 Founder and Chief of the Department Endocrine Surgery in Erebouni Hospital, Yerevan
1988 Thesis for a Doctor's degree The surgical treatment of the diffusive-toxic goitre with the use of immunomodulators
1990 Probationer in the University of Southern California Medical Center
1990-1992 Chief doctor in the Erebouni Hospital
1992-2007 Founder and General Director of Erebouni Medical Center
1993 Ph.D.thesis Correction of the heart function and immune system of several diseases of thyroid gland
1993 Probationer in the Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Hospital
1993 Professor of surgery department of the State Medical University 1, Yerevan
1995-1996 Chair of the Medical Commission of the Ministry of Defense of RA
1995-1999 Member of Parliament of the R.A
1999 Probationer in the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA)
2000 Chairman of editorial board of the scientific-practical medical journal Medicinskiy Vestnik Erebouni
Founder and General Director of Nairi Medical Center
2003 Academic Council of Yerevan State University conferred the academic status of a professor
2003 Chief of the department of endocrine surgery of National Institute of Health, RA
2005 Head of medical commission of Olympic Committee in Armenia
2007- up to now - Minister of Health of RA

Other Information
Doctor of medical sciences, Professor
Three rationalization and innovative proposals, fifty- seven scientific medical articles, two monographs

Association of Endocrinologists, Yerevan
The Armenian Surgey XXI Union of Professionals
Association of Otorhinolaryngologists
Member of Olympics National Committee
Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (department of medicine)

1990 - University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine
1993 - Harvard Medical School and Boston's Beth Israel Hospital
1999 - University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA)
2001 American International Health Association (AIHA)
2004 - Medal of F. Nansen
2005 - Medal of the State Medical University after M.Heratsi
2005 - Awarded by the Parliament of RA for the outstanding contribution in organizing the healthcare of the population.
2006 - Awarded with the state medal of M.Heratsi by Robert Kocharyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia

Several partnership projects with the following leading hospitals and international organizations were successfully realized.
Armenian Medical Union of France (UMAF). Henri Mondor Hospital, Aznavour for Armenia fund
School of Classic Homeopathy, Siemens Company
UAF (United Armenia fund)
Harvard Medical School / Boston Beth Israel Hospital
UCLA (Universty of California, Los Angeles Medical Center)
Thomas Jefferson University, Ultrasound Research and Education Institute
Bay Area Friends of Armenia.
The Institute of Endocrinology and Chemistry of Hormones

Party Membership
Prosperous Armenia Party

Personal Status
Married and has 3 children.

Fares signs a health agreement with Armenian Health Minister Dr. Ararat Mkrtchyan in 2001


Last update: 08 June 2010
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