Dr. Altounian is a leading provider of procedures and therapies that reduce pain and improve personal well-being.

Dr. Altounian, DO MS, is a double board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain management specialist who appreciates the value of pain medicine and its impact on overall function and quality of life.

Dr. Altounian, a southern California native, received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California (USC). He then obtained his Master of Science degree in Global Medicine from USC. Subsequently, he completed his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences, where he completed an additional year as a pre-doctoral teaching fellow in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. This training provided Dr. Altounian a strong understanding of the structure and function relationship of the human body, while solidifying his skills as an effective educator for medical students.

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Dr. Altounian then moved on to complete his medical internship at Chino Valley Medical Center, and moved to Houston, TX to complete his 3-year medical training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at UT Health McGovern Medical School where he served as a Chief Resident and Chief of Wellness of his residency program. It is here that he learned the importance of a multifaceted approach to patients who had sustained traumatic injuries, which would in turn create mental, physical, and social challenges requiring both a patient and family-centered approach for rehabilitation. Furthermore, Dr. Altounian recognized how pain manifested in this patient population resulting in physical and emotional suffering that affected all aspects of their rehabilitation.

After successfully completing his residency training, Dr. Altounian moved back to his hometown, Los Angeles, where he completed an ACGME-accredited pain medicine fellowship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) West LA VA program. Dr. Altounian is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International Pain and Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the Armenian American Medical Society. He has multiple publications in various journals along with case presentations at Physiatry and Pain Medicine conferences throughout the country.

Dr. Altounian strives to provide patients with numerous pharmacological, non-pharmacological and interventional treatment options for musculoskeletal diseases, spinal disorders, and other complex pain conditions. His clinical experiences include a full scope of interventional pain procedures for spine care, ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections, trigger point injections, radiofrequency neurolysis, neuromodulation, and diagnostics including EMG/NCS for peripheral neuropathy and radiculopathy as part of a comprehensive pain management program.

Dr. Altounian is passionate about motivating patients on their journey for physical and emotional well-being, while championing collaboration in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. As a Southern California native, he strives to give back to his community and provide the best possible care to patients.

Dr. Altounian is welcoming new patients. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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