Vahagn Nikolian, mD


Resident,  General Surgery


Vahagn Nikolian is a Resident in the Department of General Surgery. Having completed his first 3 years of clinical training, Vahagn joined Hasan Alam's Trauma Translational Research Laboratory in 2015. Over the course of two years, Vahagn has performed a variety of experiments, ranging from in vitro studies, to large animal experiments, and clinical trials. His research focus has been dedicated to identification of logistically superior therapeutic strategies in the setting of traumatic brain injury in combination with extracerebral injury. Vahagn has been exceptionally productive during his research fellowship, authoring more than 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Vahagn plans to complete his surgical training in 2019 and pursue a fellowship in colorectal surgery.