Armenian American Cultural Association, Inc. AACA

Wellness Center Team

Meet the Wellness Center’s Executive Director

Khachanush Hakobyan, Executive Director

Khachanush Hakobyan joined the Wellness Center eleven years ago as the Executive Director. She currently overseas 55 staff members at the Center in Yerevan and its Satellite Clinic in Gavar. Mrs. Hakobyan received her education in Economics at the Polytechnic Institute of Armenia. Prior to joining our team, she worked at the United Nations managing the finances of their construction projects throughout Armenia.

“I am proud to work with such a dedicated staff. I feel very fortunate to have been trusted with such a challenging mission. It is very rewarding to have a job that helps to improve the health and well-being of Armenian women and mothers,” said Mrs. Hakobyan.

Our Physicians

All the Wellness Center’s physicians are graduates of Yerevan State Medical University. They constantly receive on-site specialized training by American medical experts, who travel to Armenia annually. Some of the medical staff also received advanced training in the U.S. at well-regarded medical institutions, such as the Washington Hospital Center, the George Washington University Medical Center, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, and the University of Southern California Medical Institute.

As part of their work at the Wellness Center, our physicians lecture in their respective fields at the Yerevan State Medical University, routinely attend international conferences, and contribute scientific articles to national and international journals.

The Center’s staff provides equal attention and quality medical services, regardless of the patient’s social status, education or financial abilities, in a corruption-free environment. Through their work, the Wellness Center’s medical staff not only provides life-saving diagnosis, but also set an example of a commitment to our homeland.

Meet the Head of the Radiology Department

Dr. Ani Hakobyan, Radiology

Since 2002, Ani Hakobyan, M.D., is working at the Wellness Center as a Radiologist and since 2007 she has been assigned as the Head of the Center’s Radiology Department. In addition to her work at the Center, Dr. Hakobyan lectures at the Radiology Department of the Yerevan State Medical University and has participated in numerous international conferences. Between 2002 and 2003, Dr. Hakobyan underwent training at leading medical centers both in the United States. She is the author of eight scientific publications in national and international scientific magazines.

“The Center’s professional atmosphere, along with access to Western technology and medical expertise, inspired me to pursue a career in Radiology. I am always saddened when I have to give a patient the sad news of their cancer diagnosis. However, we are fortunate to detect many of their cancers in the early stages, and are able to recommend appropriate treatment, thus saving their lives,” said Dr. Hakobyan. “I consider myself very lucky to have the best of two worlds – a job I love that helps people and saves lives; and a wonderful family.  I have a 7 year old son and a 6 year old daughter whose love and warmth give me strength and reason to carry on safeguarding women’s health in Armenia.”

Meet the Head of the Gynecology Department

Dr. Mariné Voskanyan, OB/GYN

Mariné Voskanyan, M.D., has been heading the Wellness Center’s Gynecology Department since 2006. In addition to her work at the Center, she lectures at the Yerevan State University’s Department of Gynecology and has participated in numerous international conferences and specialized trainings in the United States, Austria, and Hungary. Dr. Voskanyan is the author of eighteen scientific publications in national and international scientific magazines.

“In the past five years, I have treated many women for pre-cancerous lesions. These, if undetected, would have had serious and possibly terminal consequences.  I am so proud that our infertility program has enabled the birth of 105 miracle babies. As a mother myself, I am encouraged that yet another Armenian family’s flame will keep burning. I hope that my twenty-year-old daughter, a student at the Yerevan State Medical University, will one day have the opportunity to serve Armenian women at the Center,” says Dr. Voskanyan.

Meet the Head of the Family Medicine Department

Dr. Zara Sahradyan, Family Medicine

Zara Sahradyan, M.D., has been working at the Wellness Center as a Family Doctor since 2006. From 2007-2008, Dr. Sahradyan has received specialized training as a physician-endocrinologist from the Department of Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences and is the author of three scientific publications in scientific magazines.

“We are delighted to hear the echoes of our patients’ satisfaction and to observe women who come to the Center almost hopeless, but walk out with a sense of relief.  Our goal is to provide them with the best medical care possible and do so in a caring and nurturing environment. I am a proud mother of two children, a six-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter, who inspire me to be dedicated to my work,” said Dr. Sahradyan.

Meet the Head of the Pathology Laboratory

Dr. Anzhela Ohanyan, Pathology

Anzhela Ohanya, M.D., joined our team in 2002. From 2007-2008, Dr. Ohanyan received specialized training from the Department of Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Morphology at the National Institutes of Health. In 2005 she received training from a leading medical center in Los Angeles and in 2010 also received training from one of the leading hospitals in Vienna.

“I am fortunate that the AACA regularly sends the  latest technological equipment from the U.S. to the Wellness Center.  This makes our work more accurate and our diagnosis more precise. I love my work and am proud of all the lives we save every day.  As the mother of two sons, who are now 13 and 14 years old, I feel very fortunate and blessed. Each time we save the life of a mother, we are also saving her entire family,” said Dr. Ohanyan.

Dr. Nvard Vanyan, Dental Health

Meet the Head of the Dental Clinic

Nvard Vanyan, D.D.S., joined our team in 2012. She will be heading the newly launched Dental Health Program at the Wellness Center. Dr. Vanyan is a graduate of St. Petersburg Medical University’s Dental Program and received her PhD in Dentistry in  2012.  She has many years of dentistry experience and has for the past five years been on the faculty of the Department of Dentistry of the Yerevan State Medical University.  In addition to seeing patients, the Dental Health Program will also aggressively pursue public education on dental hygiene.