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Arie Zakaryan, PhD

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Arie  Zakaryan, PhD




Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016

About Arie Zakaryan, PhD

Dr. Zakaryan is a psychologist with clinical specialization in Pediatric Psychology and Pain Management. He received his doctoral degree with a child clinical subspecialty from Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL. He went on to conduct his pediatric psychology internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Zakaryan completed his fellowship in pediatric psychology at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in their Co-Occurring Clinic with a focus on treating patients with co-occurring medical and mental health diagnoses, especially for youth diagnosed with cancer. He also is fluent in Spanish and Armenian and conducts assessment and intervention in Spanish. Dr. Zakaryan joined Phoenix Children's Hospital in 2017 and is a psychologist as part of the Pain Medicine Program. In addition he was recently selected as Assistant Training Director for the Psychology Training Program at PCH. In addition, he has been working with our Pediatric Surgery department to develop a protocol for incorporating psychology prior to chest wall surgeries to improve pain coping as well then continue supporting patients/families while they are inpatient. Dr. Zakaryan, along with PCH Pain Medicine Physician Dr. Paola Genovese and PCH Physical Therapist Rachelle Cherryholmes, helps run the new Weekly Rehabilitation and Pain Program (WRAPP) for chronic pain adolescents in the Mercy-Gilbert clinic.
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