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     Stefan Hagopian, D.O., is a native of Worchester, MA who received his medical training at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also completed a teaching fellowship and received most of his hospital training throughout New England. The most important part of his education has been extensive study with James Jealous, D.O., Anne Wales, D.O., Herbert Miller, D.O., Viola Frymann, D.O. and Robert Fulford, D.O.

     He is committed to research and teaching in traditional Osteopathic Medicine and maintains affiliations with universities and postgraduate institutions in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hagopian enjoys developing his biodynamic farm with his family in Topanga, CA.

     Virginia M. Johnson, D.O., first discovered Osteopathy as a grateful patient. A graduate of Vassar College and the University of Arizona, she left a career in public accounting to pursue osteopathic study. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences with a teaching fellowship, she completed a residency specializing in Osteopathic Manual Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, where she provided traditional osteopathic care to critically ill patients, post-partum mothers and newborns.

     Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Osteopathic Manual Medicine (C-NMM/OMM) by the American Academy of Osteopathy. She is a certified teacher with the Cranial Academy, where she serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer, and she is clinical faculty for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and treats a broad spectrum of medical conditions by applying anatomic and physiologic principles of Osteopathy. She believes the goal of Osteopathic care is to facilitate the inherent healing properties, thereby allowing the patientís potential for healthy function to unfold.

     Tseyli H. Mantooth, D.O., left a career as a staff development professional for an international humanitarian organization to study Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Prior to Medical School, Dr. Mantooth received her undergraduate degree with an emphasis on holistic healing and served as preceptor in Mount St. Maryís training program in spiritual direction. She completed her internship and residency at Downey Regional Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident in Family Medicine.

     Dr. Mantooth is committed to the wellness of her patients, focusing on the whole person, and supporting their bodiesí innate quest for health. In addition to her Osteopathic practice, Dr. Mantooth is on staff at DRMC as a physician advisor for patient safety and is on the faculty of the Family Medicine training program. She is a member of the Cranial Academy and the American Academy of Osteopathy.

     Originally from Armenia, Arsen Nalbandyan, D.O. moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. He received his Bachelorís Degree from California State University of Northridge. Dr. Nalbandyan attended Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific where he was awarded the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Fellowship which involved research, clinical practice and teaching osteopathic principles and practice. After graduating from medical school he completed his internship at the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.

     His hobbies include photography, traveling, basketball, soccer and swimming. During his youth in Armenia, Dr. Nalbandyan competed in upper level soccer leagues and has a special interest in sports medicine for children and adults.

     Kirsten Mackey, D.O. is a board certified family medicine physician who treats adults and children using a traditional osteopathic approach. She combines her primary care and osteopathic training with her passion for yoga, eastern traditions and the mind-body-spirit connection to address a wide variety of health concerns. Dr. Mackey has a particular interest in treating acute and chronic athletic injuries, womenís health concerns, pregnant patients, and newborns.

     Born and raised in the Chicago area, Dr. Mackey received her bachelors degree from Northwestern University and obtained her medical training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in San Francisco. She completed a three year residency at the University of Nevada in the Reno-Tahoe area where, as the only practicing osteopath in the area, she was responsible for starting a successful osteopathic manual medicine clinic. Dr. Mackey is a member of the Cranial Academy, American Academy of Osteopathy, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians and is active in both attending and teaching various courses associated with these groups.

     Prior to medical school Dr. Mackey was a Division I scholarship athlete and a sponsored competitive snowboarder. She continues to cultivate an active life rock climbing, surfing, skateboarding, and singing in a band. She has also been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation in various traditions for over 10 years as a certified Hatha yoga instructor.

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