Who We Are

Meduni's dedicated team of skilled professionals has the expert knowledge, experience, and network to realize the organization’s goals, ensuring full transparency with 

greater outcomes. 

Meduni UMSI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 2016 in the State of Maryland to assist with healthcare concerns for those in desperate need.

Our mission is to provide healthcare assistance and support to individuals and communities in need with a predominant focus on Armenia.

Vaughn Martirosyan

Founder and Executive Director of Meduni UMSI

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Dr. Mikayel Mkrtichyan

Board Director and Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Myron Allukian Jr.

Advisory Board Director, Internationally Recognized Public Health Expert and 

Former Dental Director of City of Boston 


Dr. Samir Khleif

Advisory Board Director, CEO of Evercare Global Cancer Centers and Director of the Global Cancer Research and Impact Institute 

Lana Eganova

Board Director, Finance and Accounting Executive, Scientist at National Center for

Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health


Dr. Gennaro LaBella

Board Director, Training program Executive, Colorectal Surgeon at

Good Samaritan Hospital

Dr. Gagik Bazikyan

Board Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Program Executive, Vice President of

National Oncology Center of Armenia and Former Chief Oncologist of Armenia 

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Dr. Hovhannes Harutyunyan

Assistant Director of Meduni Armenia, Director of Gyumri-Berlin Clinic CJSC and 

Former Deputy Minister of the Healthcare of Armenia 

Rateb Rabie

Advisory Board Director, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Holy Land

Christian Ecumenical Foundation 

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Levon Mikaelian

Board Director, Advocating Committee Executive, Musician, CEO of Make A Wave Academy and Musical Director of Maryland Youth Ballet

Rouzanna Oganissian

Board Director, Fundraising Committee Executive: Vice President of Business Banking at Capital Bank, Fiduciary Banking Specialist 


Christian Walker

Board Director, Budget and Fundraising Executive, Innovative Senior Management

Executive in Life Science and Regenerative Medicine 

Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan

Board Director, Pediatric Cancer Program Executive, Chief Pediatric Oncologist of Armenia, Professor at YSMU and Co-Founder of City of Smile 


Bagrat Bayburtian 

Board Director, Senior Technology and Product Executive at Deloitte, Managing Director of Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics

Our Mission and Goals

Dee Vartabedian Rogers

Marketing and Business Development Advisor

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Our Mission and Goals

  • ​Establishment and start-up operation initiative for an affiliate organization in Yerevan. Armenia to oversee and realize Meduni UMSI goals and visions on the ground. 

  • Apply for ASHA and other grants including grant writing to multiple organizations for the 1st Palliative and Hospice Center in Armenia. 

  • Finish the negotiations with the Government of Armenia (City Hall) regarding the donation of the building for the Hospice Center. Finalize the promissory note from the Ministry of Healthcare regarding subsidies. 

  • Maintain newly established relationship with AAMS & AAHPO for mutual projects for improvement of the healthcare system in Armenia, including training programs, medical equipment delivery and screening programs (colorectal cancer). 

  • Raise funds to support our operations in the US and Armenia. Moreover, contribute toward causes we supported in 2019.