Mr. Tavoukjian is a Certified Athletic Trainer with a passion for service, education, and pushing the limits of the field of sports medicine. Mr. Tavoukjian founded the Armenian American Sports Medicine Coalition in 2017 after several sports medicine and rehabilitation educational outreach trips to Armenia. He recognized a need for improving sports medicine education and curriculum in Armenia, as well as a need to advocate for improved sports medicine practices and coverage within our own Armenian-American community. Most recently in September of 2018, Mr. Tavoukjian led a team of volunteer clinicians to provide two weeks of sports medicine and rehabilitation lecture at Yerevan State Medical University and clinical instruction to sports medicine and rehabilitation professionals providing care to Armenia’s wounded soldiers, pediatric and special needs populations, Armenian para- athletes, and the Armenian national wrestling team.
Mr. Tavoukjian hopes that his work inspires Armenian-American youth to follow their passions, trust in God, and strive to share their talents by serving their community at home and abroad. His dream is to develop sports medicine programs in Armenian-American schools to ensure the health and safety of youth athletes and to assist Armenian-American youth interested in sports medicine and athletic performance fields to network, find opportunities, and develop a strong educational foundation to facilitate their future success.