Lawrence V. Najarian, MD

Lawrence V. Najarian, MDDr. Najarian is a second-generation Armenian American, and the founder and medical director of the Bedminster Eye and Laser Center, Bedminster, NJ. A board-certified ophthalmologist, he has served Bedminster and surrounding communities for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of The John Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. He received special training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Emory University. For 30 years, he has served as voluntary faculty, teaching ophthalmology residents at New York University and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Najarian has served as President of AAHPO since 2006. Dr. Najarian also served on the Board of the Armenian Eye Care Project, which recently honored him with a Silver Award for his service to patients. Through these organizations he has led and participated in multiple medical missions to Armenia, facilitated the donation of a $1 million microsurgical training laboratory, helped provide training to physicians in rural villages and raised funding for tele-health programming.

Dr. Najarian is a lifelong Boy Scout, and recently was honored with a Good Scout Award. At the young age of 13, he was elected to the Order of the Arrow and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He served as assistant Scout Master and merit badge councilor, and is the father of Eagle Scout Greg Najarian. Dr. Najarian is married and the proud father of three adult children. For pleasure he enjoys being with his family, hiking, camping, kayaking and Scuba diving (PADI certified).