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Ara J. Baghdasarian, MD, MBA, MHSA

Ara J. Baghdasarian, MD, MBA, MHSA

Chief Operations Officer 

Dr. Ara Baghdasarian is a visionary leader in both community and transitional care. His emphasis has been on serving strategic and operational roles that revolutionize patient care and experience. He currently serves as Chief Operations Officer for Southern California Medical Center. During his tenure at Optum/DaVita’s Patient Pathways, he led the clinical operations for the nation’s largest independent provider of discharge planning/transitional care for dialysis patients. Dr. Baghdasarian also served as the Vice President of Operations to the Veterans Affairs medical disability evaluation program at VetFed. Dr. Baghdasarian also serves as President/Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Ida Lee Project, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization in DRC East Africa whose focus is providing free treatment for female reproductive cancers. He obtained his medical degree from Xavier University, Avalon School of Medicine, and completed his clinicals at Saint Rose Dominican Hospitals in Southern Nevada. He also received his Master of Business Administration from Davenport University and his Master of Health Administration from Saint Joseph’s College, in Standish, ME. .

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