Sharon Anoush Chekijian, associate professor of Urgent Care at Yale School of Medicine and professor of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, will take part in the 6th International Medical Congress in Armenia as a plenary speaker.
Dr. Sharon Anoush Chekijian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. She is a faculty member in the Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine.
Her research interests lie in global emergency medicine and include emergency care systems; development, unintentional injury prevention, as well as stroke and cardiac care in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Chekijian has led and participated in projects in the Republic of Armenia, Uganda, and Iraq. She has consulted for the World Bank and the US Department of State. She is an active member of the Stroke Initiative Advisory Task-Force for Armenia (SIATA) and the Armenian Stroke Council. She is a visiting professor at the National Institute of Health of Armenia. Dr. Chekijian was awarded a Fulbright in 2020 for her work to improve emergency care in Armenia by the establishment of a new emergency medicine residency program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health of Armenia and the Turpanjian School of Public Health at the American University of Armenia.
She is deeply committed to patient experience, communication and humanism in medicine. Dr. Chekijian co-produced a film that addresses human rights as it relates to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 called “The Hidden Map” which aired nationally on PBS in the U.S. in 2022.
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