Physicians of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Tina Ashrafzadeh
“Our goal as physicians of osteopathic medicine is to remove any restrictions that exist to obtaining an optimal state of health. This includes musculoskeletal issues, psychological issues, and neurological imbalance. When the body is anatomically balanced and the mind is free of obstruction, the spirit exists in its ideal state.”
– Dr. Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Tina Ashrafzadeh studied Biology as an undergraduate at UC San Diego. She completed her B.S. in four years. During her time at UCSD she often felt that there was a piece of the puzzle missing. She always wanted to be a physician, but felt that there was more to healing and health than traditional MD schools could offer. While spending time in the career center at UCSD she stumbled upon D.O. schools. After attending an awareness conference at Western University, Dr. Ashrafzadeh was elated to find the missing piece of the puzzle. Osteopathy was the healing art she had been seeking. Dr. Ashrafzadeh applied to Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. (COMP)
During her time at COMP Dr. Ashrafzadeh applied for and was awarded a teaching fellowship. The teaching fellowship allowed her time to delve even further into Traditional Osteopathy and Healing, while also teaching first and second year medical students OMM. During this time she also obtained her Masters Degree in Health Professions Education.
Dr. Ashrafzadeh completed a 3 year residency program in Osteopathic Family Medicine at Pacific Hospital Of Long Beach. She is Board Certified in Family Practice and OMM. Dr. Ashrafzadeh continues to teach at Western University of Health Sciences annually during the Cranial Course which is offered to second year medical students. Her hobbies include cooking, spending time outdoors with her husband and three children, traveling, and writing.
Dr. Hovsep Babayan
“My goal as a physician is to use all Osteopathic modalities necessary, to attain a state of balance for each patient.”
– Dr. Babayan
Dr. Hovsep Babayan studied Biological Sciences at Cal State Fullerton and received his B.S. in Biology with double minor Chemistry and Philosophy. During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Babayan was introduced to Osteopathic Medicine at an Osteopathic Awareness Conference. After attending the Osteopathic Awareness Conference at Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. Babayan decided not to apply to MD schools and focused on Osteopathic Medicine.
He applied to Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and completed his Medical School training in 5 years. During this time he applied for and was awarded a position in the OMM department as an undergraduate teaching fellow. The teaching fellowship provided additional time to obtain more in depth training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He also spent time teaching and lecturing to the first and second year medical students. The teaching fellowship also provided him a venue for doing research in Anatomy.
Dr. Babayan completed a 3 year Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency at Pacific Hospital Of Long Beach.He is Board Certified in Family Practice and OMM. Dr. Babayan continues to teach at Western University annually during the Cranial Course which is offered to second year medical students. His hobbies include music, percussion, art, archery and spending time with his wife and three sons.