Doctor Alin Gragossian is currently a resident physician in Philadelphia, PA. She specializes in Emergency Medicine, and will be starting a fellowship to sub-specialize in Critical Care Medicine in 2020.
Alin (pronounced “uh-LEEN”) has experiences in the field of Medicine as a physician, treating people who need resuscitation after presenting to the emergency department in various life-threatening arrhythmias, or even cardiac arrest. She also has had experiences in the field of Public Health. Before becoming a physician, she completed a Master’s degree in Public Health and has worked with various nonprofit organizations throughout her career to raise awareness on significant health issues.
Most importantly, though, Alin has had experiences as a critically ill patient and currently lives with a heart transplant. In December 2018, when she thought she was young and healthy otherwise, she experienced a life-threatening hospitalization that left her with a heart transplant. She was diagnosed with a familial form of dilated cardiomyopathy that had made her acutely ill (in just days). Because her heart had stopped working, she had required an urgent heart transplant—which she fortunately received just days later.
Since January, she has been using her experiences as a “physician-patient” and her background to raise awareness on heart disease-- including cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. She wants to especially help young patients with heart disease and aid in preventative measures of life-threatening illnesses related to heart disease.
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