Bill Text: VA SR135 | 2023 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Edward D. Martirosian, MD.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2023-02-24 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR135ER) [SR135 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2023-SR135-Enrolled.html

Commending Edward D. Martirosian, MD.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 24, 2023


WHEREAS, Edward D. Martirosian, MD, a highly respected cardiologist in the Richmond area who touched the lives of countless patients over the course of his long and fulfilling career, retired from Henrico Doctors' Hospital on December 22, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Edward Martirosian earned an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree from the George Washington University and subsequently received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship and residencies; and

WHEREAS, in 1969, Edward Martirosian began serving the nation as a member of the United States Army Medical Corps; he was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1972 with the rank of major and an Army Commendation Medal; and

WHEREAS, after his military service, Edward Martirosian began practicing cardiology in the Richmond region, serving patients at Richmond Memorial Hospital, Chippenham Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, and Johnston-Willis Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Edward Martirosian played an important role in the establishment of Henrico Doctors' Hospital in 1974 and later served as president of medical staff and as a member and chair of the hospital's board of trustees; and

WHEREAS, over the course of his five decades of service with Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Edward Martirosian developed an extensive expertise in cardiovascular diseases, adult congenital heart conditions, and other aspects of general internal medicine; and

WHEREAS, Edward Martirosian offered his expertise to numerous committees at Henrico Doctors' Hospital relating to intensive care, pharmacy, therapeutics, and strategic planning, among other subjects; and

WHEREAS, a well-known leader in the medical community, Edward Martirosian continued to practice at other health systems in the Richmond area as needed, was an active member of several peer and professional organizations, and served as president of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Central Virginia Physician Network, and the Henrico Cardiology Associates of Richmond; and

WHEREAS, Edward Martirosian has enjoyed the love and support of his beloved wife, Tovia, and their children, Tovia, Alexis, and Natalie; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Edward D. Martirosian, MD, hereby be commended on the occasion of his retirement from Henrico Doctors' Hospital; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Edward D. Martirosian, MD, as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration for his achievements in service to the Richmond community.