Dr. Roupenian Venous Expert

Armen L. Roupenian, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhS, RPVI

Dr. Roupenian is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, completing graduate work at the University of Graz, Austria and his surgical training at the Boston University Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.

Dr. Roupenian is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is on the Board of Directors of the American College of Phlebology and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is an active member of the American Venous Forum, the Society of Vascular Ultrasound, and the German Society of Phlebology. He is a Item writer for the Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and reviews article submissions for venous journals.

He is a credentialed vascular ultrasonographer, achieving both the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) Certificates by the American Registry of Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and is a Registered Phlebology Ultrasonographer (RPhS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

Dr. Roupenian practiced for over 25 years as a general and vascular surgeon in Massachusetts and more recently was Medical Director of the Vein and Laser Center of New England. He currently serves as a Consultant for the Beth Israel–Deaconess Vein Center in Plymouth, MA.

After spending a few years traveling back and forth to Alaska, he became a full time resident of Alaska in 2013 and moved into his dream log home at the base of the Talkeetna Mountains.

Dr. Roupenian recently founded and is now the Medical Director of the  Alaska Center for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine located on the campus of the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. 

He volunteers internationally and has been involved in the Hackett Hemwell Foundation mission to Honduras over the past 9 years, treating patients with chronic venous disorders and serves as Site Director in Tela. He has also traveled to the Caucasus country of Karabakh with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, providing medical care to that war-ravaged area.

Dr. Roupenian has two daughters: Kristen, a PhD in English at Harvard University, and Elisa, a producer for Anderson Cooper 360 in NYC. His son Alex, the former Director of Football Operations at Stonehill College, has now joined his dad in Alaska and works on the North Slope. He is currently studying Processing Technology at Kenai Peninsula College.

Dr. Roupenian enjoys exploring Alaska, fishing, cutting and splitting logs on his property to “try” and heat his home solely with wood.