He was born on May 5, 1947 in Yerevan.
In 1955-1965 he studied at Yerevan school #76.
In 1965-1971 he studied in the department of pediatrics of Yerevan State Medical University.
In 1970 he worked in polyclinic #8.
In 1972 he worked in children’s clinical hospital # 1, as children’s surgeon and urologist.
In 1977 he defended a thesis of candidate of sciences in Leningrad, he has been elected as assistant of the chair of Children’s Surgery of Yerevan State Medical University.
In 1982 he was appointed as head of Department of Urology of Yerevan Children’s Clinical hospital #3.
In 1987 he supported the doctor's thesis in Leningrad Institute of Pediatrics. In the same year he became docent of the chair of Children’s Surgery of YSMU. In 1989 he received the title of professor, in 1997-2006 he headed the chair.
In 1989 he passed specialization in Switzerland and Belgium on kidney transplantation. In 1990 he opened the new specialized center of uronephrology and children's surgery.
In 1991-1997 he was Minister of Health Care of the Republic Armenia.
In 2003 he founded the Arabkir Institute of Children and Teenagers’ Health Medical Complex.
In 2006 he was the head of the 1st chair of Pediatrics and Children’s Surgery of YSMU.
In 2003-2005 he was a member of the Standing Commission of WHO European Regional Committee.
He is the Chairman of the Armenian Association of Children's Surgeons, member of European Society of Children's Urologists, EU Association of Children's Surgeons, Association of Switzerland Nephrologists.
He is an author of 3 scientific inventions, 4 monographs and over 160 published scientific works.
In 2000 he was awarded gold medal and honorable letter of YSMU on the occasion of its 70th anniversary. In 2005 he was awarded for his contribution in the field of science and education by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of YSMU. In 2005 he was awarded Yerevan mayoralty letter for diligent work and granting of specialized service in the sphere of public health. In 2005 he was awarded Thankful letter of the National Assembly of RA by the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. In 2005 he was awarded Officier de l'Ordre National Du Merite medal for the development of professional cooperation and Armenian-French relations by the French President J. Chirac. In 2007 he was awarded Mkhitar Heratsi medal by the President of the Republic of Armenia. In the same year he was awarded a medal of the Police of RA For Consolidation of Cooperation.
On May 12, 2007 he was elected as a deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional system from the Republican Party of Armenia/RPA.
On June 7, 2007 he was elected as Chairman of NA Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Health Care and Environmental Protection.
He is married, has two children and two grandchildren.