Arshak E. Mirzoyan


“Arshak E. Mirzoyan, MD, DMedSc, Head of YCLLR, trained and worked in Kurgan, Russia, under the direct leadership of Professor Ilizarov from 1980 to 1989. During that time he successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on treatment of congenital pseudoarthrosis with the Ilizarov technique. That was the last candidate dissertation corrected directly by Professor Ilizarov.  Professor Ilizarov’s signature on a book about him witnesses his warm attitude to his student and also his visit to Dr. Mirzoyan’s family house when he visited Armenia on March in 1989”.

G. Ilizarov-&-A. Mirzoyan - limb lengthening Arshak-Mirzoyan-Ilizarov-signature

After establishing practice of the Ilizarov technique in Armenia, Dr. Mirzoyan was invited to Portland, Oregon, USA, where he practiced for two years as a licensed visiting professor.

From there he went to Denmark to help to establish an Ilizarov center at the Aalborg Sygehus. In 2003, in Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia, he successfully defended his scientific dissertation for Doctor of Medicine degree. The topic of the dissertation was “Use of Ilizarov Method in Cases of Mass Admission of Patients with Severe Trauma”. In his more than 40 years of practice, he has treated over 5000 patients and co-authored three monographs and over 60 papers in different medical publications worldwide, particularly Reimplantation and Lengthening with Use of the Ilizarov Apparatus after a Traumatic Amputation of the Leg
A Case Report
Mirzoyan Arshak E. MD, PhD. JBJS: March 1996