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Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program

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Program Contact Information

Program Name: Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program
Program Director Name: Sirvard Khanoyan, M.D.
Program Coordinator Name: Eliz Baltayan
Program Address: 801 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 201, Glendale, California 91205
Program Phone Number: (818) 500-5535
Program Contact Email: eliz.baltayan@fpglendale.com
Total # of Residents: 24
Number of PGY-1 Slots: 8

Program at a Glance

Does your residency program share a hospital with other medical specialties or is it the only one? Unopposed
Program Setting: Urban
Is your program working in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model? No
Program Emphasis: Chronic Disease Management, Community Medicine, Geriatrics, Global Health, Inpatient Medicine, Leadership Development, LGBTQ+, Pain Management, Procedures, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
Sponsoring Institution: Adventist Health Glendale
Special Electives or Rotations: Ambulatory Medicine, Community Medicine, Geriatrics, Global Health, Inpatient Medicine, Leadership Development, Obstetrics, Pain Management, Reproductive Health, Sports Medicine, Women's Health
Which categories best describe your patient demographic?: White, Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin, Asian, Middle Eastern or North African
Accreditation: ACGME
CAFP pays for first year resident dues (dependent upon completion of the application). Please indicate if your program pays for second and/or third year CAFP resident membership.
Both PGY-2 and PGY-3 dues

Program Details

Program Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components (i.e. Fellowship Opportunities):

The Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program offers a rich opportunity for the physician-in-training seeking a comprehensive, well-rounded experience in family medicine. Located in the multi-ethnic, urban community of Glendale within Los Angeles county, the Family Medicine Residency Program appeals to the resident seeking a community health-centered residency experience in a nonprofit setting. The program is proud to offer a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system to the family doctors of tomorrow.

Some of the highlights of our program include:

  • Excellent Southern California Location (15 minutes north of downtown LA)
  • Diverse group of patients from varying ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • FMC located in a Medically Underserved Area
  • Community-based stand-alone program (our program is the only residency program in Glendale)
  • 24 diverse residents (16 Females / 8 Males; 12 DOs / 8 US MDs / 4 IMGs; fluency in 9 different languages)
  • Friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary core faculty teaching full-spectrum of care
  • Interdisciplinary team including a behavioral psychologist, pharmacologist, and social worker
  • On-site specialty clinics: OB, Psych, Peds, Derm Procedures, and Ortho
  • Opportunities for global health care experience
  • Rotations at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Adventist Health White Memorial, Asian Pacific Healthcare Ventures, and other FQHCs
  • Annual resident-faculty-family retreat, holiday parties, dinners, nightlife, etc.
  • Resident-run Wellness Committee with dedicated annual budget for wellness-centered events
  • Optional Tracks: (1) Academic Teaching Track; (2) Janet A. Cunningham Underserved Medicine Track; (3) Point of Care Ultrasound Track

Adventist Health Glendale's Recent Recognition/Awards:

  • 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 11th Consecutive A Grade in Hospital Safety from The Leapfrog Group
  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Joint Commission Certification in Joint Replacement
  • Accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Designated STEMI Receiving Center
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Rated #10 Best Hospital in LA by U.S. News & World Report (2019)
  • Awarded Stroke Gold Plus Award from the American Stroke Association
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program
  • Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery
  • Designated Pink Ribbon Facility
Faculty Composition:
8 Core Faculty Members:
  • 5 faculty members, including our Program Director, are graduates of our residency program
  • 3 Females; 5 Males
  • 3 DOs; 3 US MDs; 1 IMG; 1 PhD
  • Faculty sub-specialties and areas of interest: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Substance Abuse, Sports Medicine, Palliative Care, Dermatology Procedures, Mental Health, Internal Medicine
Fun Facts:

We Asked Our Residents…

(1) What factors were important to you in choosing our program?

Responses fell into 3 major categories:


  • Wanted to be in Southern California
  • Family/support system was nearby
  • Met spouse’s work/school needs


  • Wanted to be in a community-based, unopposed program
  • Important to have a supportive faculty with an open-door policy
  • AHGL has good food!
  • Challenging program that also encourages work/life balance
  • Diverse patient population
  • Small program size
  • Opportunities to participate in medical mission trips
  • Ability to work with attendings who love to teach


  • Resident camaraderie
  • Resident wellness
  • Culture of compassion
  • I could imagine myself being happy here

(2) What type of person is a good “fit” at AHGL?

  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Conscientious
  • Dedicated
  • Enthusiastic about learning
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Hardworking
  • Helpful
  • Proactive
  • Responsible
  • Self-directed learner
  • Social
  • Team player
  • Well-rounded


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