First Bachelor of Medicine, University London, 1951. Doctor of Medicine, M.D., University London, 1957. Bachelor of Arts, B.A., in Physiological Sciences, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, England, 1964.
Master of Science, S.M., in Nutrition, Immunology and Genetics, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Science, Sc.D., in Nutrition, Immunology and Genetics, Harvard University, 1969. Master of Arts, M.A., in Physiological Sciences, Oxford University, 1969.
Doctor of Science (honorary), D.Sc., Hon., National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia, 1998.
Professional Titles: Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCSE, Fellow, American Collge of Surgeons, FACS, Fellow, American College of Phlebology, FACPH, Member Royal College of Surgeons of England, MRCS Eng, Licentiate Royal College of Physicians of London, LRCP Lond., Member National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia, Member European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Honorary Member German International Forum of Phlebology, Honorary Member Korean Society of Phlebology, Seoul, Honorary Member Ararat International Academy of Sciences, Honorary Professor of Oxford, Cambridge and California Universities.
Harvard University Professor Emeritus, Dr., Dr., Dr. honoris causa, Simon John Simonian, MD, ScD, DSc Hon., BA, SM, MA, FRCSE, FACS, FACPH, MRCS Eng., LRCP Lond.
Research team member, development of smallpox vaccine freeze-dried, heat-stable, Lister Institute Preventive Medicine, University of London, Elstree, England, 1951—1952. The World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland distributed the vaccine for the smallpox eradication program, from 1967-1977. Everybody in the world was vaccinated. Smallpox was eradicated in 1977, first disease eradicated in history, saving approximately, 5,500 lives each day or two million lives each year, in permanence. Work nominated for a Nobel Medicine Prize.
Intern in medicine University College Hospital, London, 1957. Intern in surgery Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1957—1958. Resident and Tutor in surgery Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh University, 1961—1962. Clinical Clerk, National Hospital & Institute of Neurology, London University, 1958. Resident in surgery, Edinburgh Western General Hospital, Edinburgh University, 1958—1959, Resident in Surgery, City Hospital, Edinburgh University, 1958-1959. Resident in Trauma Surgery, Birmingham Accident and Burns Hospital, Birmingham University, England, 1959—1960.
Demonstrator and Tutor, Department of Anatomy, Edinburgh University, 1960-1961. Research Fellow in surgery and biochemistry American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1964—1965. Research Fellow in pathology Laboratory Chemical Pathology, Harvard Medical School & Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1965-1968. Resulted in discovery of Immunogenetics of the Rat. The field attracting numerous scientists, resulting in the saving of human lives.
Trainee National Institutes of Health United States Army Development Command Immunology Research Harvard Medical School, 1967.
Instructor in immunology Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1966-1970, Faculty instructor in surgery and immunology, 1968—1969, surgical director credit course on transplantation, biology and medicine, 1968-1970, Faculty Associate in surgery and immunology, 1969—1970. Faculty Director, Division of Immunology and Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1968-1970. The immunosuppressive agent, IgG immunoglobulin was created. When added to immunosuppressive agents: azathioprine and prednisolone, unrelated donor kidney transplantation became 100% successful at one year. In contrast, when only azathioprine and prednisolone were given, unrelated donor kidney transplantation was only 50% successful at one year.
Visiting Harvard Professor, invited speaker Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital, 1982.
Resident, Chief Resident and Tutor in surgery, Boston City Hospital, 1970—1974.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Member Committee of Immunology, University of Chicago, 1974-1977. immunotherapy was researched to target only cancer cells, avoid normal cells. The cytotoxic agent astatine 211 was covalently bonded to a protein. When bonded to immunoglobulin it would save human lives.
Director, Surgeon-in-Chief, Division of Renal Transplantation, Hahnemann University School Medicine and Hospital, Philadelphia, 1978-1987, Professor of Surgery, 1978-1988, Chairman Transplantation Committee, 1983-1988, Chairman quality assurance of surgery committee, 1986-1988. Department of surgery coordinator with joint commission for accreditation of hospitals, Hahnemann University School Medicine, 1986—1988. A prospective, randomized, controlled human trial of unrelated kidney transplant using Azathioprine, Prednisolone and IgG resulted in 100% survival at one year.
Chief, Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Surgery, twelve specialty divisions, 189 Board Certified Faculty and Surgical Residency program, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, 1988-1989, Chair, credentials committee of surgery and operating room committee, 1988-1989, Associate Vice President for medical affairs, 1989-1990.
President, Chief Executive Officer, Vein Institute Metropolitan Washington, DC., 1990—2006. Venous vascular disease (Phlebology) and Lymphatic vascular disease (Lymphology) were made into normal medical practices. Resulting in the saving of lives each year in permanence. Furthermore, The Vein Institute was philanthropically donated to Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, making it the first medical school hospital in the nation to have successful phlebology and lymphology practices for patient care, education and research.
Associate attending staff Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, 1990-1992. Active attending faculty, 1992—2006.
Guest lecturer, 1994, 1999. Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Georgetown University School Medicine, Washington, DC, 1992-1995. Clinical Professor of Surgery, 1995—2006.
Visiting Professor, Center for the Study of Religion, University of California at Los Angeles, 2009-2012. Professional Hypnotherapy Certification Program completed, Hypnotherapy Motivation Institute, California, 2012.
Visiting Professor, Invited speaker Vanderbilt University, 1968, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977, Addenbroke's Hospital, Cambridge University, England, UK, 1977, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 1977, Huddinge Hospital, University Stockholm, 1977, Medical College Pennsylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, 1980, 81, 85, Graduate Hospital, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1981, 85, University of Athens, Greece,1981, University College Hospital, University of London, 1981, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh University, 1981, Veterans Administration Hospital, Tufts University, Boston, 1982, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK, 1982, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Republic Armenia, 1995, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, England, 1997, Christ Church Hospital, Chicago, 1974—1977, South Chicago Hospital, 1974—1977, Delaware Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, 1977, Wilkes Barre (Pennsylvania) General Hospital, 1979, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA, 1980, Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, 1982, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Pennsylvania, 1982, St. Agnes Hospital Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1982, Sacred Heart Hospital, PA, 1982, Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, New Jersey, 1983, Easton (Pennsylvania) Hospital, Allentown, 1983, Newcombe Medical Center, Vineland, New Jersey, 1983, Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1984, Burlington County Medical Center, Mount Holly, New Jersey, 1984.
Consultant Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1976—1977. Consultant in general surgery, City of Philadelphia, PA (Mayor's Office, Fire Department and Police Department), 1986—1988.
Consultant vascular surgery College Podiatry, Philadelphia, 1986—1988. Consultant venous vascular surgery Podiatry Residence Program, Northern Virginia Medical College, Richmond, 1994—2000. Consultant surgery John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, New Jersey, 1982—1986, St. Agnes Hospital Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1982—1986.Consultant, American-Armenian Cultural Association, 2001.
Chief & Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical Team support for the President of the United States, Ronald W. Reagan visit to Detroit, MI, 1988. Also, Chief and Surgeon-in-Chief Medical Team support for USA President George H. W. Bush, visit to Detroit, 1989.
Visiting surgeon Institute Vein Disease, Michigan, 1989—1990. Visiting scientist Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, 1969, visiting scientist, collaborator, 1974—1977. Founding member of Science Board, Center for Regenerative Biology, stem cell research and Medicine Indiana University, 2001-2011.
Invited speaker, panelist 8th International Congress of Nephrology, Athens, 1981, 9th American Medical World Congress, San Francisco, 2005, 10th American Medical World Congress, New York City, 2009, 1st International Society for Education and Research in Vascular Disease, San Diego, 1992, 4th International Dialogue Transition to Global Society, University Maryland, College Park, 1995. Invited speaker 3rd Armenian Medical World Congress, Montreal, 1986, 4th Armenian Medical World Congress, Los Angeles, 1989. Invited speaker, Chairperson of session 5th Armenian Medical World Congress, Paris, 1992. Invited speaker 6th Armenian Medical World Congress, Boston, 1995, 7th Armenian Medical World Congress, Lyon, France, 1998, Invited Speaker and Elected Honorary Member of International Forum of Plebology, Frankfurt, Germany 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 8th Armenian Medical World Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2001, 9th Armenian Medical World Congress, San Fransisco, 2005, 10th Armenian Medical World Congress, New York, 2009, International Society Lymphology, 2001. Eminent scholar external assessor for chair department surgery University Zambia, Lusaka, 1994. Member faculty, moderator international consensus panel The Investigation Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Paris, 1997.
Member faculty and moderator international consensus panel Venous Thromboembolism, Rhodes, Greece, 1999. Member faculty and moderator international consensus panel Thrombophilia, Limasol, Cyprus, 2003. Member international consensus panel The Prevention, Investigation and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism and Thrombophilia, Windsor, England, 2005.
Science advisor, invited speaker, panelist 8th Pan-American Congress Phlebology and Lymphology, Campo Grande, Brazil, 1998. Invited speaker, panelist 9th Pan-American Congress Phlebology and Lymphology, Cordoba, Argentina, 2000. Elected Honorary Member International Forum Phlebology and Minisurgery of Varicose Veins, Frankfurt, Germany, 2000.
Guthrie lecturer Robert Packer Hospital, Pennsylvania, 1980. Venus lecturer, Rhodes, Greece, 99, International Union Angiology European Chapter Congress, 2003. Diomed. lecturer, 2003.
Kwang Dong lecturer and elected Honorary Member of Phlebological Society Korea Annual Congress, Seoul, 2003. Jobst lecturer International Union Phlebology United States of America Congress, San Diego, 2003. Keynote speaker 18th International Union Angiology World Congress, Tokyo, Japan. Jonathan E. Rhoads annual orator Philadelphia Academy Surgery, PA, 1984.
Clerk/Chair, Peace and Social Action Committee, also, Nominating Committee, Santa Monica Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, 2009-
H.J. Turtle scholar, 1943-1946, R. Wright scholar, 1943-1946, A. Koundakjian scholar, 1943-1948, K. Clay scholar, 1946-1948, Nairn scholar London University, 1949-1952, Middlesex scholar London University, 1952-1957. Recipient N.K. Harris award, 1946, Leadership award, 1949, Valedictorian award Friends School, 1949, Suckling Prize obstetric research University London, 1956, British Medical Research Council award Laboratory Physiology Oxford University, 1962-1964, National Institutes of Health award transplantation and immunology research Harvard Medical School and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1970, R. Alt prize surgical research Boston City Hospital and Beverly Hospital, 1973, Thompson award immunological research University Chicago, 1974-1977, Johnson award immunological research University Chicago, 1975-1977, Upjohn award, Hahneman University, 1982, Presidential Republican Ronald Reagan Medal of Merit, 1982, United States President Ronald W. Reagan Seal and Medal, 1988, Richard Kabakjian award for Eradication of Small pox, Armenian American Student Association, 1986, Distinguished Alumni Award, Medical Society St. Edmund Hall, University Oxford University, 1997, Kaken award Tokyo, Japan 1998, STD award Cordoba, Argentina, 2000, Sigma Xi.
Contributions to Health Research award. Named Outstanding New Citizen of Citizenship Council Metropolitan Chicago and Department Justice, Washington, DC,1976. Businessman of Year Leadership award, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2003, Physician of the Year Leadership award, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2003, Co-endowed the Stanley N. Gershoff Prize in Research Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, 2006; Co-endowed Stanley N. Gershoff, Simon John Simonian and Arpi Simonian prize in Research Excellence in Nutrition, Friedman school nutrition, science and policy, Tufts University, Boston, 2008. Co-endowed The John and Marie J. Simonian award, St. Nerces Seminary, New York, 1981, Co-philanthropist Endowmwnt John R. Pfeifer, Venous Vascular Research award, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, 1992, Joseph E. Murray, Doctor of Medicine Professor plastic surgery award, Harvard, Brigham, Women's and Children's Hospitals Professorship, Boston, 1999, Co-endowed John R. Pfeifer Doctor of Medicine Colegiate Professor vascular surgery Professorship, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006, Co-endowed David B. Skinner Doctor of Medicine Professor thoracic surgery Professorship, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York and Presbyterian Hospital, 2006.
Endowed, the Marie J. Simonian Prize in Research Excellence in Clinical Surgery, Department Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital Medical Center, 1991 (prize committee 1991-2006), Co-endowed The Thomas J. Gill III Doctor of Medicine Prize, Department Pathology, Harvard Brigham Women's Hospital, Boston, 2006, Co- endowed the Simon J. and Arpi A. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Nutrition, Department Nutrition, Harvard School Public Health, Harvard University, 2006, Added the name of Marie J. Simonian in 2016, for four winners each year, Co-endowed the Simon and Arpi Simonian prize in Excellence in Leadership, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, 2007, Added the name of Marie J. Simonian in 2016 for six winners each year, Co-endowed the Joseph E. Murray & Simon J. Simonian Prize in Research Excellence in Surgery, Department Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009, for four winners each year, Co-endowed Thomas J. Gill, III & Simon J. Simonian Prize in Research Excellence in Pathology, Department Pathology, Brigham Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, since 2008, for six winners each year,
As a philanthropist, Co-established Venous Vascular Phlebology Program, Division Vascular Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC and Reston, Virginia, 2006. The program was moved to George Washington University, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC. and Reston, Fairfax, Virginia,
Philanthropy Recognition award Hahnemann University, since 1980. Named to Legacy Wall of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009, Named to Wall of Inova's Claude Moore Health Education Center, Medical College Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia, 2006,
Guide to American's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council, since 2006,
Founding Sponsor award. Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Junior Memorial, Washington, 2009. Founding Sponsor, African American Museum of History and Culture, Washington, DC, 2009, Grantee United States Government, industry companie and foundations. Fellowship American Professional Society,
Identified as "the most contributor person for betterment of society in the world." by Marquis Who's Who in America and the World, 2017. (founded in 1899.)
Named "the most successful color it success achiever on the planet." by Lifestyles of Successful and Colorflul Achievers in the USA, 2017.
Named "one of the biggest stars of St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford university," (founded 1190 as the first University level education in the English speaking world) by Principal, Professor Keith Gull, 2016.
Named "The greatest man I have ever met," by Bishop John H. Taylor, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles California; on the day of his ordination as Bishop, July 8, 2017. (Head of 60,000 Epsicopal congregants, 147 churches and 40 schools.) .
Recipient of a Gold Medal and Honorary Membership of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences, 2017, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France, Recipient of a Gold Medal and Named Honorary Professor of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and California, 2017, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland, Recipient of an Original Painting, 2017,Thomas Egli, President, International Objective Science, Europe.
Recipient of more than 350 research awards and honors, as an invited Visiting Professor Speaker by research universities, congresses, conferences, symposiums, meetings and hospitals, nationally and world wide, 1965-2019.
The United States Executive Branch, the White House appointment, "Chief of the Presidential Medical Unit and Surgeon-in-Chief," to President Ronald W. Reagan during his visit to Detroit, MI in 1988; also,was awarded the President Ronald Reagan Medal and Seal. Also, "Chief of the Presidential Medical Unit and Surgeon-in-Chief," to President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Detroit in 1989.
The US Legislative Branch, the Congress enacted special legislation because of his highly valuable contributions to the USA to keep him in the USA as a citizen, rather than because of a temporary visa of stay, his return to his country, the UK. The Republican Conregretional Committee awarded him Physician of the Year Leadership award and Businessman of the Year Leadership award.
The US Juditial Branch, the Department of Justice named him "An Outstanding New Citizen of The United States," 1976.
Harvard University and the Department of Medicine, Division of Immunology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston named "the eradication of smallpox in 1977 as the greatest and most important achievement in the history of medicine and public health,"
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical Schhol, Department of Pathology awards six Gill-Simonian Prizes in Research Excellence in Pathology each year. The Department of Surgery awards four Murray-Simonian Prizes in Research Excellence in Surgery each year. Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutfiion awards four Simonian Prizes in Research Excellence in Nutrition each year. Historically, he is the first surgeon to be awarded the Doctor of Science, Sc.D. research degree.by the Harvard School of Public Heath, 1969.
The Religious Society of Friends, Quakers of which he is a life-long member won the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1952, he has delivered more than one thousand vocal ministries, sharing God's love and Evoluionary growth plans, at Friends Meetings for Worship in the UK and the USA.
He has learned and worked with five Nobel Medicine Prize Winners: Peter Medawar, research in transplantation immunology, Bernard Katz, research in biophysics, Hans Krebs, research in biochemistry, Joseph Murray, research in transplantation immunosuppression and Charles Huggins. research in cancer immunotherapy.
Physicians for Social Responsibility, of which he is a member, won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
Eradication of smallpox in 1977 has been nominated three times for a Nobel Medicine Prize.
Twenty three Simonian Prizes are awarded each year, at Harvard, Oxford, Tufts and Georgetown universities. He has been honored with Professorships from Oxford, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Harvard, Chicago, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Cakifornia, Stocholm, Karolinska, and Athens universities.
From 1951-present, during 68 years, his and his important collaborators have worked as one tean, to fulfill God's Evolutionary plans of innovative growth of value, usefulness and benefit for all: God, Evolution and all Human Beings.. Six major medical fields were innovated and evolved.. Resulted in the relief of pain and suffering, and the saving of human lives: 11,000 each day or four million lives each year, in permanence.. .
Leader, Friends High School Orchestra, 1948-1949, Leader, Medical School and Hospital Orchestra, London university, 1956-1957; Co-founder Armenian Youth Society, London, England, 1953, president 1953-1954, Co-founder, Armenia House Community Center, London, 1956. Co-founder, Armenian Studies Program University Chicago, 1975. Board governors Friends School, London, 1964-1965.
Massachusetts delegate, Armenian Assembly of America, Washington, 1972. Fellow-trustee 1072-2010, Co-founder Entry into Manhood of Armenian Youth at Age 13, 1981. Co-founder Armenian American Health Association of Greater Washington, 1992, member pharmaceuticals committee 1992, chairman nominating committee, 1993.
Secretary, board directors Woodrock Inc., Potomac, Maryland, 1993-1994. Member American Friends of St. Edmund Hall, University Oxford, since 1992, United States Campaign for St. Edmund Hall, since 1995, member board advisors, 1999-1903, member campaign steering board, 2000-2005. Benefactor St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University.
Member St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, Washington, DC, guest preacher, 1994, 95, 96. Guest speaker Armenian Church Youth Organization American, Washington, 1998. Board directors American Friends State University Armenia, Yerevan, Republic Armenia, 1994-2006, mammography unit and wellness center State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, 1997-1998, Board Directors, Arlington (Virginia) Symphony Orchestra, 1992-1996, science committee Armenia-United States of America, since 1996.
Member regional committee United States Campaign for University Oxford, 1993. Active amphitheatre endowment fund Boston City Hospital, 1994. Fundraiser Eurasia Foundation, 1996.
Science advisor, chairman session, invited speaker International Union Plebology, World Congress, 11th, Monreal, Canada, 1992, 12th, London, England, 1995, 13th, Sydney, Australia, 1998, 14th, Rome, 2001. Science advisor, chairman session, invited speaker International Union Angiology World, Congress 17th, London, England, 1995, 18th, Tokyo, 1998, 19th, New York City, 2001, 20th, Rome, 2004. Science advisor 15th, Brazil, 2005.
Invited speaker International Meeting Neurochemistry Immounogy, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia, 2007, Internat.Vascular Meeting, Armenia, 2007. Board advisors Georgetown University Center for Advancement, 2007, American University of Armenia Development Council, since 2007. Philanthropist Hahnemann University, since 1980, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, since 1987, Georgetown University Hospital Medical Center, since 1991, State University Armenia, since 1995, Harvard School Public Health, since 1998, Virginia University Inova Campus, since 2005, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Harvard University Medical School, since 2007, Cornell University Weill Medical College, since 2007, New York Presbyterian Hospital, since 2007, University Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, since 2007, Tufts University, Boston, since 2007, American University Armenia, since 2007, National Academy of Sciences Armenia, since 2008, member Santa Monica Friends Adult Education Committee, Chair, Peace and Social Action Committee, Chair, Nominating Committee, member United States Organising Committee international meetin European Academy of Sciences & Arts, 2010, Invited speaker in Symposium on Complexity and Integration of Medicine and Psychology, 2019, Non-Violent Peaceful March: For Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Aldermaston, England, 1957. It led to the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty, 1963. For Abolition of Nuclear Bombs, City Hall, Los Angeles, 2009, For World Peace march, Santa Monica & Los Angeles, 2009, Against Budget Cuts, University of California at Los Angeles, 2009.
President Greater Delaware Society Transplant Surgeons, 1982-1985, Member and Friend, Center for Armenian Languages & Literature, University of California at Los Angeles. Fellow: American College of Surgeons (also, Philadelphia, Michigan and Washington. DC chapters), American College Phlebology (invited speaker La Quinta 2001, invited speaker Fort Lauderdale 2005), Philadelphia Academy Surgery (Jonathan E. Rhoads annual orator 1984, Samuel D. Gross prize committee 1988), Fellow Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh, since 1962.
Member: American Public Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, American Association of University Professors, Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Faculty Club University of California at Los Angeles, Pacific Council International Policy, University College London Medical Society (treasurer 1952-1953), Presidential Society, University Michigan, Partners Society, Cornell Weill Medical College, Friends Society, Brigham and Womens Hospital (finance committee), Armenian Apostolic Church, National Nutrition Round Table, Harvard University, School Public Health, Alumni Giving, Harvard School Public Health (co-chair 2007-2009), Leadership Council, Harvard School Public Health (founding member 2003-2009), Phlebological Surgery Section, American College Phlebology (founding chair, board directors 2002-2003, past chair 2003-2004), Ambulatory Phlebectomy Section, American College Phlebology (chairman program committee and secretary treasurer 1999—2001, section chair elect 2000-2001, chair, board directors 2001-2002), Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Northern Virginia Medical Society, North American Society Phlebology, Chicago Society Gastroenterology, Transplantation Society (membership committee 1980-1982), Pennsylvania Medical Society, Philadelphia County Medical Society (representative center city branch 1981-1983, president 1984, board directors 1985-1987, chairperson long range planning committee 1986-1998), Greater Delaware Valley Society Transplant Surgeons (councilor 1978-1980, president elect 1980-1982, president 1982-1985. It led to the signing of Brain Death by the Governor of Pennsylvania, councilor 1985-1988), Philadelphia Academy of Sciences (invited speaker 1982, co-chairman membership committee 1982-1988), Chicago Society Gastroenterology, Association of Illinois Transplant Surgeons, American Venous Forum (co-chair session, official disscussant 10th annual meeting 1999, invited speaker Fort Myers 2001, chair International Relations Committee 2001-2002, invited speaker La Jolla 2002), American Society Transplant Surgeons (co-founding charter member 1974, chair immunosuppression studies committee 1974-1977, membership committee 1980-1982), New York Academy of Sciences, Samuel Hahnemann Surgical Society, American College Phlebology (curriculum development projects committee 1992—2006, co-chairman symposiums and session 1992—2006, faculty 1993—2006, panelist 10th annual congress 1996, membership committee 1998—2000, chairman science program committee 13th annual congress 1999, program chair 14th annual congress, Atlanta 2000, invited speaker Atlanta 2000, invited speaker Fort Lauderdale 2002), International Cardiovasc. Society (chair session 22d world congress 1995, North America chapter, Kyoto, Japan), European Society Organ Transplantation, American Society Artificial Internal Organs, American Technion Society, University of California at Los Angeles Library. (associate), Korean Society Phlebology (honorary), International Forum Phelbology(Germany) (honorary), Wayne County Medical Society, Greater Washington Telecomm.
Association (president' club 1994), American Society Lymphology (national advisory board, chair science committee 1999—2001, president-elect 2000-2001, invited speaker La Quinta 2001, president 2001-2003, invited speaker Kansas City 2002, re-elected president 2003-2006), American Federation Clinical Research, Transplantation Society Michigan, Association Academy Surgery, Armenian Medical and Dental Association Greater Philadelphia (co-founder 1983, president 1983-1985, Outreach award 1986), Association for Study of Medical Education, Physicians for Social Responsibility, winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, Cancer Research Association Boston, American Venous Foundation (board directors 2002-2006), British Medical Association, American Armenian Medical Association (co-founder & treasurer 1972, 25th anniversary co-founder award 1997), National Association Armenian Studies and Research (representative Midatlantic region 1994—2003, board directors 2004-2006), Royal College Physicians of London Licentiates, Medical Society Virginia, Fairfax County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, Chicago Association Immunologists, Detroit Surgical Association, Detroit Academy Surgery, American College Physician Executives, American Association Vascular Surgery (invited speaker 2000), Member, Royal College Surgeons of England, National Academy of Sciences Armenia (foreign member), Museum Musical Compositions Alan Hovhaness (board advisors since 2007), Armenian General Benevolent Union (invited speaker 1982, president' club since 1990), Society Brigham Surgical Alumni, End Stage Renal Disease Network 24 (medical review board 1980-1982, 1986-1987), Organ Procurement Agency Michigan (advisory board 1988-1989), Harvard Club (South California), Oxford Society, Immunology Club Boston, Medical Club (Philadelphia), Harvard Club (Washington), Oxford and Cambridge Society, Sigma Xi.
Member Board of Directors, Interreligious Council of Southern California (ICSOCAL).. Representing the Religious Society of Friends, the Quakers, among the 14 world religions. Chair of Committee that wrote the New Mission Statement of the Council, 2009-
Member Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP). Chair of the Committee that wrote the new Mission Statement, 2009-2015
Member Board of Directors of the Southen California Christian Forum (SCCF). Representing all Christian denominations, 2009-
Co-Chair, Los Angeles National Day of Nonviolence, 2009-2012.
Supporter of Clergy and Laity for Economic Justice (CLUE), 2012-
Married Arpi Ani Yeghiayan, July 11, 1965. Children: Leonard Armen, Charles Haig, Andrew Hovig.