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Team Member Spotlight: Armen Okunyan

 

Armen Okunyan is a family nurse practitioner who joined the SFCHC team in 2018. He specializes in providing a wide range of services to patients of all ages, including pediatrics, geriatrics, wound care, chronic care and hospital discharge. He also handles a variety of complicated cases. 

Armen has a deep desire to contribute his knowledge and expertise back to the community, and enjoys providing quality, compassionate care to patients regardless of their background or financial status. “I love my patients and I love working at SFCHC because of the population we serve,” he said. “We deliver quality care to all and show compassion for each patient.”

At age 16, Armen moved with his family to the U.S. and learned English as a third language. He completed high school in three years with honors, and then attended college while conducting research at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and working nights and weekends. He also speaks Armenian, Russian and Hungarian.

Armen holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is currently in the final year of a doctoral program at Graceland University, earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Practice. 

When he is not working or studying, Armen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include playing soccer, rock climbing, cycling and going to the movies.

Author
Stacy Geere

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