Airazat M. Kazaryan, MD, PhD

Fonna Hospital Trust, Stord, Norway

Airazat M. Kazaryan is an academic surgeon in general and gastrointestinal surgery. He was born in Yerevan, Armenian in 1977. Dr. Kazaryan graduated from the I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy in 2001, where he started his academic and clinical surgical career under supervision of Prof. Alexander Shulutko.
In 2007 Dr. Kazaryan moved to Oslo, Norway and joined the group of Prof. Bjørn Edwin at the Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital. This initiated a long-term fruitful collaboration. During last two decades the Oslo group has significantly contributed to development of advanced laparoscopic surgery on international level. Dr. Kazaryan has been an active member of this group, focusing mainly on research in the field of liver, pancreas and adrenal surgery, as well as standardization of perioperative morbidity assessment. This research has been highly cited and the Oslo group was especially credited for a proof of oncologic integrity of laparoscopic liver resection for colorectal liver metastases. Dr. Kazaryan defeated PhD-thesis entitled “New minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of patients with lesions in the liver: Laparoscopy and extracorporeal high intensity focused ultrasound” under supervision of Prof. Bjørn Edwin, Prof. Erik Fosse and Dr. Per Kristian Hol in 2013.
In 2014 Dr. Kazaryan was awarded His Majesty Norwegian King’s Gold Medal in Medicine for 2014 for his prominent research contributions in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Kazaryan has also shown to be a bright devotee of knowledge dissemination and popularisation of research. Dr. Kazaryan is a member of editorial board of several professional journals in surgery. He serves as reviewer for leading academic journals in surgery.
At present Dr. Kazaryan is a consultant surgeon at the Fonna Hospital Trust (Stord, Norway) as well as honorary researcher at the Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital (Oslo, Norway) and invited Professor of Surgery at the I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Moscow, Russia) and the M.Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University (Yerevan, Armenia). Dr. Kazaryan is author of over 60 full research articles and over 200 abstracts.