Dr. Roupenian and Dr. Johnson have been participants in the Hackett Hemwell Mission to Honduras that treats indigent patients with chronic venous disease.
Every year a group of physicians trained in the treatment of venous disorders treats over a thousand patients at 3 different sites throughout Honduras who suffer from the effects of untreated vein disease. Many of these patients have been disabled for years due to the chronic pain from non-healing leg ulcers.
Dr. Roupenian has been a participant over the past 8 years and is the site director in Tela, Honduras where he is responsible not only for supervising volunteer physicians and assistants but also in the training of physicians who are less experienced in venous treatment.
In May of 2011, Dr. Roupenian was also a volunteer with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation in the country of Karabakh located in the Caucausus. The purpose of that mission was also to treat patients with chronic venous disorders and to train the local vascular surgeon how to use laser and foam sclerotherapy in the treatment of venous disease.