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Akopian, M.D.

About Dr. Akopian

Dr. Gabriel Akopian is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques used to treat colorectal disease. He takes pride in giving each patient individualized attention and being readily available for his patients during their treatment and recovery. Dr. Akopian has also integrated an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol into his practice, allowing patients to recover sooner and to return to normal activity as quickly as possible.

Beyond patient care, Dr. Akopian is passionate about resident education. He has been a clinical instructor for 15 years and now serves as the associate program director for Huntington Hospital’s general surgery residency program. Dr. Akopian is also active in research. He is a clinical scientist in the Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) colorectal program. Furthermore, he spends time mentoring the general surgery residents at Huntington Hospital for their own research projects, presentations, and publications. He has presented study findings at local and national medical meetings and has published manuscripts in numerous surgical journals.

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Gabriel Akopian, M.D.

At Huntington Hospital, Dr. Akopian has contributed to the hospital’s mission and has served in various leadership roles. He was Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education and is currently a member of the credentials committee and quality management committee. He currently chairs the committee on graduate medical education.

Locally, Dr. Akopian is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Nationally, he is an active member of multiple surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary tract.


  • 2015 – M.B.A. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 – M.D. Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 1996 – B.A. Biochemistry Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2005-2006 – Chief Resident, General Surgery, Huntington Hospital
  • 2001- 2005 – Resident, General Surgery, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA


  • 2006-2007 – Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2000-2001 – General Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii


  • Honor roll member of HealthGrades
  • Pasadena and Los Angeles Magazine Top Docs
  • On-Time Doctor recognition
  • Magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society
  • Huntington Hospital surgical residency research award


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