June 12, 2023
Ihab Ayad, MD, Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology, and fellow physicians Shatira Wilson, MD, and Daniel Salazar, MD, MS, visited various children's hospitals in Yerevan, Armenia, to establish collaborative relationships in early May 2023. This trip was made possible through the support of Shant Shekherdimian, MD, pediatric surgeon and global health researcher, and UCLA Health's Operation Armenia program, a multidisciplinary effort to provide short- and long-term humanitarian aid and infrastructure support to Armenia and Artsakh. Pediatric anesthesiologists in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (DAPM) also look forward to welcoming their Armenian colleagues at UCLA. Please read more about this eye-opening inaugural visit on the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute's website.