Difference between revisions of "Kevork Peltekian"

From armeniapedia.org
Jump to: navigation, search
m
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
Biography:
 +
http://flavors.me/liversensible/#f71/feed
 +
 +
Dr. Peltekian received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, followed by post graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Dalhousie University and additional two-year fellowship training in hepatology and liver transplantation at the Toronto Hospital. In 1995, he returned to Dalhousie University as assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine. In July 2003, he was promoted to associate professor of medicine. Since October 2011, he is acting head for the Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University and interim chief for GI Medicine Group at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.
 +
 +
Until September 2004, he was the only full time hepatologist east of Quebec. Dr. Peltekian has been an advocate for all patients with liver disease in Atlantic Canada. He has been promoting research, education, and patient care in this area. Between June 2005 and 2009, he was chairman and chief executive officer of the Canadian Liver Foundation, the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. In March 2012, Dr. Peltekian started his 2-year term as President of the Canadian Association for Study of Liver.
 +
 +
Dr. Peltekian is the recipient of Department of Medicine undergraduate and postgraduate education and also research awards. His research focuses on the impact of fatty liver and hepatitis C viral infection in Atlantic Canada. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in Canadian and International medical journals. He enjoys public speaking in the field of hepatology and liver transplantation with a unique ability to incorporate humour into his presentations. You can follow his tweets @LiverSensible.
 +
 +
 +
 +
 
==Medicine: Tireless crusader for organ donation==
 
==Medicine: Tireless crusader for organ donation==
 
The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick) Canada
 
The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick) Canada

Latest revision as of 20:04, 12 September 2012

Biography: http://flavors.me/liversensible/#f71/feed

Dr. Peltekian received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, followed by post graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Dalhousie University and additional two-year fellowship training in hepatology and liver transplantation at the Toronto Hospital. In 1995, he returned to Dalhousie University as assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine. In July 2003, he was promoted to associate professor of medicine. Since October 2011, he is acting head for the Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University and interim chief for GI Medicine Group at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

Until September 2004, he was the only full time hepatologist east of Quebec. Dr. Peltekian has been an advocate for all patients with liver disease in Atlantic Canada. He has been promoting research, education, and patient care in this area. Between June 2005 and 2009, he was chairman and chief executive officer of the Canadian Liver Foundation, the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. In March 2012, Dr. Peltekian started his 2-year term as President of the Canadian Association for Study of Liver.

Dr. Peltekian is the recipient of Department of Medicine undergraduate and postgraduate education and also research awards. His research focuses on the impact of fatty liver and hepatitis C viral infection in Atlantic Canada. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in Canadian and International medical journals. He enjoys public speaking in the field of hepatology and liver transplantation with a unique ability to incorporate humour into his presentations. You can follow his tweets @LiverSensible.



Medicine: Tireless crusader for organ donation

The Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick) Canada April 24, 2012 Tuesday


Tireless crusader for organ donation; Advocacy After receiving three organs, Saint John's Kevin Standing says he's simply happy to be alive. Now he wants to increase the odds for others

by Jennifer pritchett Telegraph-Journal


SAINT JOHN - Kevin Standing is alive because two people died.

Since 1995, the 48-year-old diabetic has received a kidney, pancreas and a liver in three organ transplants. And now, his replacement kidney is failing and he'll eventually need another transplant.

...

Kevork Peltekian, medical director for the Atlantic multi-organ transplant program liver team, stresses the importance of organ donation.

"The wait can take anywhere from a few months to a year ... there is a need for organ donation in Canada," he says. "People die on the wait list."

The Halifax-based liver disease specialist says the donor rate in Canada is less than 15 donors per million (population), while the rate for some European countries is much higher, including Spain, which has more than 40 donors per million. In Atlantic Canada, he said, it's between 15 and 20 donors per million.

"I think the best thing a person can do is not just sign their donation card, but they should make it clear to their family members and their loved ones what their wishes are," he says.

In Atlantic Canada, 264 people are on the transplant list or at various stages of work-up before listing. Of those, 142 are from Nova Scotia, 61 from New Brunswick, 16 from Prince Edward Island and 45 are from Newfoundland.

Peltekian says in order to increase the rates of organ donation, there needs to be more awareness and discussion about it. He says that having someone like Standing speak about it, is vital and key to getting the message out.

"Transplant quite literally runs in his blood," he says.

...


BIO: http://flavors.me/liversensible/#f71/feed

    http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/24542.html