When asked why Dr. Ayvazyan chose Internal Medicine as his specialty he stated, “It provides me with the opportunity to reach a broad range of individuals, care for chronic illnesses and promote healthy living and disease prevention.” “I have always been fascinated with science and remember being inspired by a newspaper article I read while in high school. The article highlighted groups of doctors who traveled to developing countries providing medical care” said Dr. Ayvazyan. This fascination and inspiration from high school science classes and one memorable newspaper article not only lead to Dr. Ayvazyan’s medical career but also allowed him the fortunate opportunity to travel abroad with a group of pre-med students to assist doctors at various medical clinics in Mexico. Dr. Ayvazyan enjoys music from all different genres and is learning to play the guitar. He also enjoys reading philosophy, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and spending time with his wife and daughters.