Aleksandra A. Karapetyan is a Senior Lecturer at the department of the Family Medicine of the Yerevan State Medical University, the primary medical institution in Armenia.
She is also a team member of interdisciplinary group within the university, including anesthesiologists, pediatricians, neurologists, social medicine specialists and psychologists, creating the educational curricula for the both medical students and doctors-in-trainings in Palliative Care.
She started practical work as Family Doctor within her residency years, later simultaneously with teaching she worked at Out-Patients Clinic of the University, recruiting and accomplishing the whole clinic.
Her PhD thesis was dedicated to the Chronic Pain Patients (Fibromyalgia) in the country and was the first clinical investigation in this field ever performed in Armenia.
Had several fellowships in Palliative care, which is one of her fields of expertise, and currently accomplishing her Palliative Care Essentials in Armenian for Nurses and Doctors.
- Senior Lecturer of Family Medicine Department of Yerevan State Medical University (Current)
- Member of Palliative Care Interdisciplinary group of Yerevan State Medical University (Current)
- Family Doctor in Family Medicine Center of University Clinic, Yerevan State Medical University (Current)
- Creator of the educational curricula for the medical college students, nurses and doctors-in-trainings in Palliative Care.
- PhD Thesis «Diagnostics and effective management of fibromyalgia in family doctor’s practice», 2017.
- Coauthor of Chronic pain and depression, p.55-68, Chapter in the book “Depression” published by INTECH, 2017
Education / Honors
- Continued Professional Development course «Palliative Care in Non-oncological Patients» YSMU, Yerevan, Armenia, 2020
- Fellow of Salzburg Medical Seminars,of Palliative Care In Neurology & Neuro-Oncology, Salzburg, Austria, 2016
- Doctor in trainer Palliative Care Train of Trainers Program, Brasov, Romania, 2015
- Fellow of Salzburg Medical Seminars,of Family Medicine, Salzburg, Austria 2008
- Clinical Residency, Family Medicine, Yerevan State Medical University 2002-2004
- MD/GP, YSMU, Yerevan, Armenia, 2002
- Karapetyan AA, Manvelyan HM, Hambardzumyan HD, Gevorgyan EM. Dementia in Armenia: Vascular vs. Alzheimer Disease. European Journal of Neurology, Vol.15, Suppl. 3, Aug 2008, P2059, 235
- A.A. KarapetyanH.D. Hambardzumyan, A.H. Karapetyan, M.E. Hakobyan, E.M. Gevorgyan, M.I. Aghajanov, H.M. Manvelyan. Toward solving the problem of Alzheimer and related dementias in Armenia: preliminary results. European Journal of Neurology Volume 16, Supplement 3, September 2009 P2096
- H.M. Manvelyan, H.D. Hambardzumyan, A.A. Karapetyan, A.H. Karapetyan, E.M. Gevorgyan Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes in Armenia: diagnostic and evaluation gaps, P2648 European Journal of Neurology Volume 16, Supplement 3, September 2009
- H.D. Hambardzumyan, A.A. Karapetyan, E.M. Gevorgyan H.M. Manvelyan. The rate of transformation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) into mild/moderate dementia, 2010 EFNS European Journal of Neurology 17 (Suppl. 3), 72–350, p91, P1041
- Manvelyan H.M, Avetisyan A., M. Hakobyan, A. Karapetyan, A. Karapetyan, E. Gevorkyan, Cognitive Impairment Vs. Depression In Patients With Parkinson Disease/ Syndrome, Journal of the Neurological Science, Proceedings of 7th International Congress on Mental Dysfunctions and Other Non-Motor features in Parkinson`s Disease and Related Disorders. Barcelona, Spain Volume 310, Issues 1-2, Pages 1-290
- Manvelyan HM, Karapetyan AA, Avetisyan AY, Hambardzumyan HD, Karapetyan A, Aghajanov MI. Dementia and Depression: Two Existing Co-morbidities. (P1-159). Alzheimer and Dementia Journal, Abstracts of the Alzheimer`s Association International Conference, 2011, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Suppl. 1, p162
- Karapetyan A.A., Narimanyan M.Z., Manvelyan H.M. Fibromyalgia: clinical signs,diagnodtics and managment. Medicine science and education, scientific and information journal, 2013, Vol 15 p42
- Karapetyan A.A., Manvelyan H.M. Fibromyalgia: Another clinical feature of generalized pain syndrome? 2013 Journal of Neurological Sciences, 333, E526
- Karapetyan A.A., Manvelyan H.M. Tension Type Primary Headaches And Fibromyalgia: Strong Correlations 2014 The Journal of Headache And Pain C42 P24
- Vekilyan H.R.,Karapetyan A.A., Karapetyan A.H.,Gevorgyan E.M., Manvelyan H.M. Tension Type Headaches And Chronic Pain Syndrome 2014 The Journal of Headache And Pain C62 P29
- Manvelyan H.M., Karapetyan A.A. Fibromyalgia: Connections With Tthyroid Gland Dysfunction And Vitamin D Deficiency (D170) 2015 European Journal of Neurology, 22 (Suppl. 1)
- Karapetyan A.A., Petrosyan K., Manvelyan H.M. Chronic Pain Syndrome And Fibromyalgia And Vitamin D Deficiency: Prymary Connection Is Found (P511) 2015 Europian Journal Pain vol.19 issue 9
- Karapetyan A.A. Fibromyalgia:co-morbidity, triggers and risk factors. Issues in Theoretical and Clinical Medicine, Journal of Scientific and Practical Medicine, 2015,Vol.6 (103), p 59-64.
- Karapetyan A.A., Narimanyan M.Z.,Sekoyan E.S., Manvelyan H.M. Fibromyalgia: depression degree, pain intensity and sleep disturbances as quantitative indicators of syndrome severity. The New Armenian Medical Journal, 2015, Vol.9 No 4, p 18-26
- Karapetyan A.A., Narimanyan M.Z.,Sekoyan E.S., Manvelyan H.M. Depression level, pain intensity and sleep disturbances as quantitative measurements for fibromyalgia severity. Medicine, Science and Education, Scientific and Informational Journal, 2016, January No.20, p.18-25
- Karapetyan A.A., Manvelyan H.M. Chronic pain and depression, p.55-68, Chapter in the book “Depression” published by INTECH, March 2017
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