Artavazd Sahakyan


Plastic surgery



  • Since 1996 -  Chief doctor of Yerevan State Medical University Hospital No 1, Head of  The Department of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery, Head of the department of plastic surgery, YSMU.
  • 1992-1996 -  Institute of Surgery after Mikaelyan, Head of The Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Since 1985 -  senior plastic surgeon  and microsurgeon of the Ministry of  Health RA.
  • 1985-1996 - junior scientific collaborator, senior scientific collaborator,  Head of The Republican Centre of Microsurgery.
  • 1976-1982 General Surgeon at Hospital 16, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.


  • 1989  Certification Doctor of Medicine awarded by the resolution of the Council of Moscow Medical University and the Supreme Certifying Commission of the USSR. Thesis: Foot as a donor site for free flap for hand defect substitution. Postgraduate student, PhD. Moscow, Russia.
  • 1982-1984 Institute of Surgery after Mikaelyan, Department of Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery, resident.
  • 1969-1975 Yerevan State Medical Institute, student, MD.


  • 2006 Clinique Saint Louis Hospital. Paris, France (chief Jean Marie Servant).
  • 1999 Clinique Saint Louis Hospital. Paris, France (chief Jean Marie Servant).
  • 1999 Clinique de Parck, Hand centre, Lyon, France.
  • 1998 Clinique de Parck Hand centre, Lyon,France.
  • 1996 Clinique de Parck Hand centre, Lyon, France.
  • 1993 Course of hand Surgery, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 1992 Veseling Germany Plastic Surgery department (chief prof. Olivarii).
  • 1991-1992 Institute dela Main, Paris, France (chief Alain Gilbert).
  • 1990-1992 Hospital of San Luis, Paris, France (chief Pier Bonze, J. Servont).
  • 1984-1985 Surgery Center, Moscow, Russia, the program: surgical training at the department of microsurgery.


 More than 200 scientific articles and abstracts in various Armenian, Russian and foreign journals.


  • Prevention of   scarring and adhesive processes after muscle transplantation by the use of omentum major 
  • Counterlateral use of rectus abdominis muscle, latissimus dorsi muscle and ulnar neuromuscular complex in patients with complete damage of brachial plexus.
  • Closing wounds of the donor region after obtaining complex muscle flaps by the use of  wound lacing method.
  • A method for adhesion of free vascularized bone transplants used for replacement of forearm bone defects.
  • Use of the short abductor muscle of toes in mechanically injured and denervated thenar.
  • Use of a medial plantar cutaneous flap.
  • Recovery of supination by using the brachioradial muscle


 Armenian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (AAPRAS), member.
 European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS), member.
 International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), member.


  • Dr. Aram Ghazarian, Chirurgie de la Main et du Membre Superieur, Polyclinique Orthopedique de LYON, Boulevard des Belges, 69006 LYON, Tel 0472448754 FAX 0472448898
  • Prof Alain Jilbert, Paris, France.
  • Prog Contee, Lyon, France.
  • Prof. J.M Servont, Paris, France.
  • Prof. Borlakov, Moscow, Russia.
  • Edward Athanasian, Hospital for Special surgery Cornell University, NY, USA ( phone 212 606 1962).

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, French
Computer Skills: WINDOWS, MS OFFICE
Interests: Art, History

Personal information
date of birth: 22.02.1953
place of birth: Koghb, Armenia
nationality: armenian
marital status: married
children: two sons


email+374 (10) 563751



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