Sarkis Kiramijyan, MD, FACC

Sarkis Kiramijyan

Sarkis KiramijyanOccupation: Interventional and Structural Cardiologist

Education:
Fellow, Structural Heart Disease Program, Advanced Interventional Cardiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2016-2017)
Chief Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (2015-2016)
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (2014-2016)
Chief Fellow, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (2013-2014)
General Adult Cardiology Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (2011-2014)
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (2008-2011)
MD, George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. (2008)
BS in Biology, Minor of Art in Armenian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Magna Cum Laude (2003)

Certifications:
Diplomate, Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2015); Medicine and Surgery License, District of Columbia Department of Health, Board of Medicine, Washington, D.C. (2014); Testamur, National Board of Echocardiography (2013); Diplomate, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011); Physician and Surgeon License, Medical Board of California (2009); Certificate of Controlled Substance Registration, District of Columbia, Department of Health, Board of Medicine, United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Career:
Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Industry, Inc. (Now Gateway Community Industries, Inc.), Sunland, CA (2013-Present)
Senior Advisor, Armenian Students’ Association, University of California, Los Angeles (2003-2004)
Cultural Director, Armenian Students’ Association, Univesity of California, Los Angeles (2001-2003)
Radiology Assistant, Radiology Department, Glendale Adventist Medical Center (Now Adventist Health), Glendale, CA (2000-2004)
Scout Leader, Homenetmen, Los Angeles, CA (1998-2001)
General Store Supervisor, Rite Aid, Corp., Sunland, CA (1998-2000)

Civic:
Fundraised More than $20,000, Rebuilding School in Mush, Karabakh, Gateway Industry Inc. (Now Gateway Community Industries, Inc.), Sunland, CA (2017); Fundraised More than $18,000, Rebuilding School in Herik, Karabakh, Gateway Industry Inc. (Now Gateway Community Industries, Inc.), Sunland, CA (2016); Fundraised More than $10,000, Rebuilding School in Vurgayan, Karabakh, Gateway Industry Inc. (Now Gateway Community Industries, Inc.), Sunland, CA (2015); Fundraised More than $4,000, Rebuilding School in Lernahovit, Karabakh, Gateway Industry Inc. (Now Gateway Community Industries, Inc.), Sunland, CA (2014); Cardiology Consultant, Armenian American Medical Society, Annual California Health Fair, Glendale, CA (2011-2013); Internal Medicine Consultant, Armenian American Medical Society, Annual California Health Fair, Glendale, CA (2008-2013); Volunteer Medical Student, Emmaus Services for the Aging, Washington, D.C. (2005-2008); Bread for the City, Washington, D.C. (2005-2008); Logistics Coordinator, Armenian Christian Youth Organization – ACYO, St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, Washington, D.C. (2004-2008); Instructor, Sunday School, St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, Washington, D.C. (2004-2008); Director of Logistics, The American National Red Cross, Los Angeles, CA (2003); Tutor, Academy of Music and Fine Arts (2001-2004); Healthy Start, Glendale Unified School District (2001-2002); Medicine Clinic of Tsovinar Tekkelian, MD, Glendale, CA (2001-2004); Earth Day, Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles, CA (2001-2002); University of California, Los Angeles Program of Book Donations (2000-2003); Basketball Coach, YMCA Summer Youth Program (2000-2002); Continuous Volunteering, Glendale Adventist Medical Center (Now Adventist Health) (1995-2004)

Creative Works:
Co-Author, “Outcome of Implantation of a Second Self-Expanding Valve for the Treatment of Residual Significant Aortic Regurgitation,” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2017); Co-Author, “Comparison of Baseline Characteristics and In-Hospital Outcomes of Patients and Use of Bare Metal Versus Drug Eluting Stents During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 2005-2015 at a Single Tertiary Hospital”, American Journal of Cardiology (2017); Co-Author, “Comparison of Platelet Reactivity in Black Versus White Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes Following Treatment With Ticagrelor”, American Journal of Cardiolgy (2017); Co-Author, “Choice of Balloon-Expandable Versus Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Impacts Hemodynamics Differently According to Aortic Annular Size”, American Journal of Cardiology (2017); Co-Author, “Comparison of Transradial and Transfemoral Access in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Complex Coronary Lesions: Transradial Versus Transfemoral in Complex PCI,” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2017); Co-Author, “Impact of Right Ventricular Function on Outcome of Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”, American Heart Journal (2017); Co-Author, “What Should a Fellow-in-Training Expect at National Cardiovascular Conferences? The Interventional Cardiology Fellows’ Perspective,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “Impact of Baseline Mitral Regurgitation on Short- and Long-Term Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” American Heart Journal (2016); Co-Author, “The Adjunctive Use of AngioSeal in Femoral Vascular Closure Following Percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” EuroIntervention (2016); Co-Author, “The Benefits of Drug-Eluting Stents in the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease – A Systematic Review”, Research Reports in Clinic Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “Intracoronary Brachytherapy for Recurrent Drug-Eluting Stent Failure,” Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “The Utilization of the Cardiovascular Automated Radiation Reduction X-Ray System (CARS) in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Aids in the Reduction of the Patient Radiation Dose,” EuroIntervention (2016); Co-Author, “Impact of Transfemoral Versus Transapical Access on Mortality Among Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “The Impact of Prior Stroke on the Outcome of Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine(2016); Co-Author, “Comparison of the WATCHMAN Device with New Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Network Meta-Analysis,” International Journal of Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “A Single Center Experience of Zilver PTX for Femoro-Popliteal Lesions,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “Aortic Regurgitation in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement with the Self-Expanding CoreValve Versus the Balloon-Expandable SAPIEN XT Valve,” American Journal of Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “Comparison of Clinical Outcomes with the Utilization of Monitored Anesthesia Care vs. General Anesthesia in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “Impact of Restrictive Versus Obstructive Pulmonary Function Patterns on Mortality in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “Vascular Access in Critical Limb Ischemia,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “How Should We Manage Thrombosis of Viabahn Stent-Graft? A Case Report Focused on Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis,” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2016); Co-Author, “Active Versus Passive Anchoring Vascular Closure Devices Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Safety and Efficacy Comparative Analysis,” Journal of Interventional Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “Contemporary Use of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock in Acute Coronary Syndrome,” Journal of Invasive Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “The Impact of Functional vs. Organic Baseline Mitral Regurgitation on Short- and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” American Journal of Cardiology (2016); Co-Author, “Body Mass Index Association with Survival in Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2016); Co-Author, “Clinical Profiles and Correlates of Mortality in Nonagenarians with Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement,” American Heart Journal (2016); Co-Author, “Frequency of Angina Pectoris”

Awards:
Fellow-of-the-Year Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (2014); Selected, Only PGY-3, Team Leader to Represent the Harbor-UCLA Team in the Medical Jeopardy Competition at the American College of Physicians 2010 Southern California Chapter Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA (2010); Selected, Only Oral Research Presenter to Represent the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Medicine at the UCLA Department of Medicine 28th Annual Solomon Scholars Research Program, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Selected, Only PGY-2 Resident for the Harbor-UCLA Team in the Medical Jeopardy Competition at the American College of Physicians 2009 Southern California Chapter Scientific Meeting, Indian Wells, CA (2009); Nomination, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. (2007); Honor Society Nomination, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2007); PNC Foundation Nesh Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2007); Provost’s Honor List, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (2001-2003); National Dean’s Honor List, University of California, Los Angeles Chapter (2001-2003); Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, University of California, Los Angeles Chapter (2001-2003); Golden Key International Honor Society, University of California, Los Angeles Chapter (2001-2003); Selected, Only PGY-2 Junior Resident to Serve as CCU Senior Resident During Junior Year

Memberships:
Premium Professional Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Regional Western States Affiliate, American Heart Association, Inc. (2012-Present); Fellow-in-Training, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2011-Present); Associate Member, American College of Physicians (2007-Present); Associate Member, Armenian American Medical Society (2007-Present); American Medical Association (2004-Present); Member of the Faculty, CRT, Annual Scientific Symposium, Washington, D.C. (2017); Member of the Faculty, CRT, Annual Scientific Symposium, Washington, D.C. (2016)

Hobbies:
Spending quality time with wife, daughter, family and close friends; Chess; Guitar; Reading history books; Playing soccer; Playing basketball; Table tennis; Collecting sports cards and memorabilia; United States and world history

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