Anahid Hamparsumian, MD


Orange County, California

Where did you attend college/university?
University of California at Irvine (UCI)

Where did you attend medical school?
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Where did you train for residency
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Internal Medicine Residency

What are your career goals?
I am interested in medical education and geriatric oncology. I’m passionate about providing high quality personalized care to patients and plan to use my geriatrics fellowship training to inform my treatment/management plans for my older adult patients. I also plan to be involved in teaching physician trainees.

About the Duke Geriatrics Fellowship

What were you looking for in a fellowship program?
I was looking for a fellowship program at an institution with a reputation for training strong clinicians, that offers numerous opportunities for research and has a group of supportive faculty to provide mentorship and guidance for career development.

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The strengths of the Duke program include its academic reputation and the supportive faculty. Furthermore the Division of Geriatrics is well know for the multiple unique geriatrics programs developed by the faculty here. Also the relationship with the Durham VA allows for unique training and research opportunities outside of the traditional university hospital setting.

What has surprised you most about Duke?
I’ve been surprised by how welcoming the community is and how supportive the program leadership has been, especially during the transition period when many of us are new to Duke and the surrounding area.

About Life in Durham

What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
There are great restaurants in the area and the scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of areas for going on walks and enjoying the outdoors.

What are your interests outside of medicine?
Learning languages, watching movies (especially classic films), cooking/trying new cuisines