New Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Buffalo General

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 2, 2015) – Armen Kirakosyan, MD, FACOG, FRCSC, FACS, was appointed medical director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Buffalo General Medical Center. Kirakosyan is an OB/GYN at General Physician, PC, who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Surgeons, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Kirakosyan’s special interests include advanced laparoscopy, single port laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, pelvic organ prolapse and urogynecology. He is an Clinical Assistant Professor, OB/GYN Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

“We are thrilled to revitalize gynecologic services to Buffalo General Medical Center,” said Jeffrey Holt, vice president, Kaleida Health, chief operating officer, surgical services and Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center at Buffalo General Medical Center, and chief operating officer of the Gates Vascular Institute. “Dr. Kirakosyan’s comprehensive and diverse experience in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and urogynecology will be a tremendous resource to our patients and the community.”

As Medical Director, Kirakosyan will work closely with clinical and administrative leadership at Buffalo General and Women & Children’s Hospital to develop a comprehensive minimally invasive gynecology program. He will also create quality metrics and performance targets, programmatic infrastructure and collaboration with other specialties, and will recruit additional minimally invasive surgeons to ultimately build a center for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

“I am very excited to accept this position,” said Kirakosyan. “I am also happy to accept the challenge and use all my knowledge, experience and skills to create an advanced, integrated and patient-care oriented minimally invasive gynecologic surgery program. I truly believe that Buffalo General Medical Center has all the resources to provide the highest quality gynecological patient care.”

Kirakosyan graduated from Crimean Medical University in Ukraine. He completed his OB/GYN residency and worked at Central Regional Clinical Hospital of Simferopol in Ukraine. Upon moving to the United States, he obtained ECFMG certification and completed OB/GYN residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance (Michigan State University) in Saginaw, Michigan.  Before coming to Buffalo, Kirakosyan worked several years at McLaren OB/GYN Associates in Flint, Michigan, where he was one of the leading Minimally Invasive Gynecologic surgeons and held Clinical Assistant Professor position at Michigan State University OB/GYN Department.

A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Kirakosyan is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, American Urogynecologic Society, International Academy of Pelvic Surgery, American Medical Association, and the New York State Medical Society to just name a few. The Consumers Research Council of America named him America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Buffalo General Medical Center is a not-for-profit, acute care teaching medical center. It is located in downtown Buffalo, NY, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a growing epicenter of top clinical, research, and medical education institutions. As the proud flagship for Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest healthcare system, Buffalo General Medical Center is a major referral center for the most complex orthopedic, cardiac, neurosciences, gynecologic surgery and complex and general surgery services.