Armen Aboulian, MD, Area Research Chair for Woodland Hills/Ventura

Armen Aboulian, MD

Area Research Chair

Woodland Hills

Colorectal Surgery


Dr. Armen Aboulian is a staff physician and surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center and the area research chair for Woodland Hills/Ventura on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee. He is an associate professor of Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons Society and a member of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgery Society.

Through his research, Dr. Aboulian investigates the surgical outcomes of geriatric patients, considering comorbidities, preoperative functional status, cognitive status, and social support systems with a focus on improving outcomes via a perioperative care program. He has published numerous studies on the outcomes of colectomy and appendectomy patients within Kaiser Permanente.

Areas of Focus

  • Geriatric perioperative care
  • Geriatric surgical outcomes
  • Perioperative optimization programs


University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California
Residency, Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
Residency, General Surgery
Los Angeles County Harbor, UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

  • Sidney R. Garfield Exceptional Contribution Award, 2022
  • NBC: The Challenge/Hero Award (for exceptional contributions to humanity)
  • Active Teacher Award in Family Medicine Residency Program 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2019-2020
  • Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Surgeon of the Year 2018