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Ara Klijian, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Ara Klijian graduated from the Albany Medical College and then did his General Surgery residency at the Lenox Hill Hospital. He also did a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at the UC San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Klijian is a board-certified thoracic and cardiac surgeon and is practicing for more than two decades. He is currently affiliated with multiple hospitals including the Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. He has also contributed to three research papers.

  • Education & Training


    Albany Medical College

    Medical School


    Lenox Hill Hospital



    UC San Diego Medical Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Paradise Valley Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (602) 923-5000

    3929 E Bell Rd

    Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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    Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (619) 502-5800

    751 Medical Center Ct

    Chula Vista, California 91911

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    Sharp Coronado Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish


    250 Prospect Pl

    Coronado, California 92118

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    Sharp Grossmont Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (619 )740-6000

    5555 Grossmont Center Dr

    La Mesa, California 91942

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Ara Klijian has contributed to 2 publications.

    Rosai-Dorfman disease involving the premaxilla.

    Shemen, L., D'Anton, M., Klijian, A., Toth, I., Galantich, P.; Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1991 Oct.

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    AVATS: Awake Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery -extended series report.

    Klijian, A. S.,Gibbs, M.,Andonian, N. T.; J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Aug 29.

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