Healing Beyond Borders

Dr. Panossian's philanthropic efforts extend across continents, as he frequently participates in medical missions to offer reconstructive surgery to children and adults impacted by various challenges, including geographic isolation, economic hardship, natural disasters, traumatic injuries, and congenital disabilities. From the inner cities of the United States to the remote reaches of the Amazon basin to the war-torn countryside of Sierra Leone, West Africa, Dr. Panossian has traveled the globe to share his expertise and provide life-changing care. Dr. Panossian's compassion knows no bounds, extending to communities worldwide needing healing and hope. In Haiti, a country still grappling with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, Dr. Panossian has been a beacon of relief and resilience. Through initiatives like Project Medishare, he has provided critical medical care to trauma victims, offering treatments for amputations, burns, and other life-altering injuries. Dr. Panossian's ongoing presence in Haiti reflects his enduring dedication to serving those affected by natural disasters and rebuilding communities from the ground up.

In fact, in 2015, Dr. Panossian made history by leading a team of pediatric surgeons in performing Haiti's first-ever conjoined twin separation. This groundbreaking surgery, facilitated by Partners in Health, showcased Dr. Panossian's expertise and compassion internationally, reaffirming his commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical possibility and spreading goodwill across borders. Additionally, Dr. Panossian lends his expertise to the Medical Advisory Panel of the Children of War Foundation, a noble organization that provides free reconstructive surgery to children worldwide. His involvement in missions to places like Amman, Jordan, emphasizes his belief in the transformative power of surgery to restore dignity and hope to children living with physical deformities and injuries. By partnering with local doctors and sharing his knowledge, Dr. Panossian leaves a lasting impact, contributing to the foundation's mission of fostering sustainable healthcare solutions and empowering communities to thrive.

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ABC Covers Mending Kids’ Hometown Mission

Explore the impactful work of Mending Kids' Hometown Mission as Dr. Panossian joins efforts to provide essential reconstructive surgeries to underprivileged children in Los Angeles.

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Philanthropy in Action

Dr. Panossian's dedication to philanthropy extends beyond his surgical skills, as evidenced by his involvement on the Board of Directors for several esteemed organizations. As a board member of Mending Kids for several years, Dr. Panossian played a pivotal role in overseeing the organization's mission to provide free surgeries to children worldwide, including those in underserved communities in the United States. Additionally, Dr. Panossian has served on the Board of Directors for the Gondobay Manga Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving people's lives in Sierra Leone by increasing access to education, clean water, and healthcare. Through his leadership and advocacy, Dr. Panossian contributes to meaningful initiatives that address critical issues and impact communities in need.

Dr. Panossian's commitment to philanthropy is further exemplified by his role on staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Pasadena, California. As a part of this renowned organization, Dr. Panossian provides surgical services to children with burns, birth deformities, and other complex conditions, ensuring that every child receives the care they need to thrive. In addition to his board positions, Dr. Panossian frequently volunteers with Operation Smile, traveling to distant locales such as Vietnam and China to provide free surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. With his wife, Jill, Dr. Panossian actively supports Operation Smile's efforts, having served on the Host Committee for the organization's annual fundraising gala.

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Beyond a Bottom Line Choose a Doctor with a Heart

For Dr. Panossian, philanthropy is not just a side project; it's a deeply ingrained part of his identity and mission as a healer. Despite running a successful private practice, Dr. Panossian feels compelled to give back to those in need, recognizing that his skills and expertise would be wasted if confined to his paying patients. His philosophy of volunteerism is rooted in a profound sense of duty and empathy, driving him to actively seek out opportunities to make a positive impact in the world. By volunteering his time and expertise, Dr. Panossian embodies the true spirit of altruism, enriching the lives of others and fostering a culture of compassion and giving within his community and beyond.

When you choose Dr. Panossian, you're not just selecting a skilled surgeon; you're entrusting your care to a compassionate healer whose impact transcends the walls of his practice. Dr. Panossian's philanthropic endeavors serve as a testament to his character and values, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others, both locally and globally. His selfless dedication to humanitarian causes reflects a depth of empathy and compassion that sets him apart in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Whether seeking to address aesthetic goals or complex reconstruction, you can trust Dr. Panossian to handle your needs delicately and compassionately while delivering successful results. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Panossian today.

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CBS on Haiti’s First-Ever Conjoined Twin Separation

Dr. Panossian leads a team of pediatric surgeons to perform Haiti’s historic first conjoined twin separation, a groundbreaking medical achievement.


The Boy With the Big Hands

Dr. Panossian offers insights on The Doctors into the remarkable case of a young Indian boy with a rare disorder causing extreme hand enlargement, showcasing the transformative power of reconstructive surgery.

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