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Carolyn Kaloostian, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Family Medicine
HCT 1300 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Carolyn Kaloostian, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Doctor of Medicine, her Executive MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy, and a Global Health Certificate. Dr. Kaloostian completed her family medicine residency at USC from 2009-2012, followed by two fellowships: in Geriatrics at UCLA in 2013 and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2014.

She cares deeply about serving her community, advancing medical knowledge, and increasing access to preventative care. She continues to participate in the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry Organization, is an active member in the AMA serving as the vice-chair for its Resident-Fellow Committee on Scientific Research between 2010 and 2012, and has her research published in many peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kaloostian is fluent in multiple dialects of Armenian and is well-versed in medical Spanish.


Kaloostian CL, Weintraub N, Zirovich M. Case report: senile-onset amyloidosis presenting with painful lower extremity neuropathy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Oct; 62(10):2017-8. View in: PubMed

Kaloostian CL, Shil AB. Effects of vitamin D on muscle strength and mobility in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Apr; 59(4):771; author reply 771-2. View in: PubMed

Kaloostian C, Zamudio A. Making a difference. Fam Med. 2010 Sep; 42(8):585-6. View in: PubMed

Nguyen N, Yegiyants S, Kaloostian C, Abbas MA, Difronzo LA. The Surgical Care Improvement project (SCIP) initiative to reduce infection in elective colorectal surgery: which performance measures affect outcome? Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):1012-6. View in: PubMed

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