Garo Tertzakian, MD: Putting Faith into Action
Published - 5 October 2017

This year marks Dr. Garo Terzakian’s 30th anniversary of his volunteer outreach work to modernize and advance the practice of Urology in Armenia. With God’s help and a transparent sincere and mutually respectful cooperation with his colleagues in Armenia, they have come a long way in turning Urology into one of the most advanced and respected surgical sub-specialties in Armenia.

Since 2005, Dr. Tertzakian has focused his efforts and energy on the Izmirlian Medical Center that operates under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In addition to teaching the latest trends in Urology and new surgical techniques, he has been able to help secure significant donations of medical equipment like medical lasers, ultrasound, etc., to turn the Urology Department at Izmirlian into a Center of Excellence.

In response to Dr. Garo Tertzakian’s request earlier this year, Storz and HealthTronics corporations partnered graciously to donate a Storz lightripter to Armenian Urology. It will replace the 20+ year-old aging lithotripter at Izmirlian Medical Center.

“Dr. Tertzakian’s noble undertakings to extend a helping hand to his colleagues in the Motherland and essentially to the people of our nation is the ultimate reflection his Christian spirit,” said Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America and Mexico. “Adhering to the teachings of Christ, our Lord, his love for Armenia is limitless and he has demonstrated his compassion through unwavering and selfless service. Dr. Tertzakian’s deeds are exemplary, truly deserving of recognition and commendation.”