Born on May 5, 1947 in Yerevan.
1971 - M. Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University, Department of Pediatrics, M.D.
1971 - 1998 - Residency, postgraduate and professional development courses on pediatric surgery and kidney and liver transplantation in Russia, Belgium, Switzerland and France. Post doctorate degree in medicine, professor.
2003 - 2005 - Member of the Standing Committee of the European Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO).
2008 - 2012 - Member of the WHO Executive Committee.
2007 - 2015 Chairman of the Armenian Association of Pediatricians, and a member of the European Society of Pediatric Urology, the Swiss Society of Nephrology. A member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
Chief Pediatric Surgeon of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia.
1970 - 1971 - Outpatient clinic#8, Urology Division, assistant physician, physician.
1971 - 1972 - Outpatient clinic #8, pediatric surgeon and urologist.
1972 - 1982 - Children’s clinical hospital #1, pediatric surgeon and urologist.
1982 - 1990 - Yerevan Children’s Clinical Hospital #3, Head of the Urology Department.
1990 - Founder of the “Specialized Center of Urology, Nephrology and Pediatric Surgery.”
1977 - 1997 - Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU), Faculty of Pediatric Surgery, senior lecturer and professor.
1991 - 1997 - Minister of Health of the Republic Armenia.
1997 - Yerevan State Medical University, Chair of pediatric surgery.
1997 - 2002 - “Arabkir” Children’s Clinical Centre, General Director.
1999 - 2007 - United Children Charitable Fund,Executive Director.
2003 - 2007 - “Arabkir” Joint Institute and Medical Center of Child and Adolescent Health, Chairperson of the Management Board.
2007 - “Arabkir” Joint Institute and Medical Center of Child and Adolescent Health, Scientific Director.
2007 - 2012 - Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Republican Party of Armenia.
Chair of the Standing Committee on Health Care, Maternity and Childhood of the National Assembly. Member of the “Republican” faction (RPA), non-partisan.
2012 - 2017 - Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Republican Party of Armenia.
Chair of the Standing Committee on Health Care, Maternity and Childhood of the National Assembly. Member of the “Republican” faction (RPA). Member of the RPA Board.
April 2, 2017 - Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the RPA party list.
On May 18, 2017 elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
2005 - Awarded Gold Medal by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Yerevan State Medical University.
2005 - Awarded “Officier de l'Ordre National Du Merite” Medal for the development of professional cooperation and Armenian - French relations by J. Chirac, the President of French Republic.
2007 - Awarded “Mkhitar Heratsi” Medal.
2012 - Awarded the Jubilee Medal of the “Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia: 20 Years” by the decree of the Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
2013 - Awarded the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s “Gratitude” Medal.
2014 - Awarded the Medals of Honor, “Saint Sahak - Saint Mesrop” by Catholicos Garegin II, the Supreme Patriarch of all Armenians.
2015 - Recipient of the President of the Republic of Armenia Award for scientific achievements in the field of medicine.
2016 - Awarded a second rank Order of Services to Motherland.
Authored 3 scientific inventions, 7 monographs and over 215 scientific publications.
Married, has two children and four grandchildren.