Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Sona Van, aka Sonia Kistorian, MD

Title: Medical Administrator

Company: All for Health, Health for All Inc.

Location: Glendale, California, United States




  • Armenian Medical Association (past member)
  • Narcissus Literary Journal (co-founder, patron)
  • Narciz TV (co-founder, patron)
  • University of Santa Monica
  • Yale Poetry Club
  • Yerevan State Medical University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Author, “Fragments” (1996, 2018)
  • Recipient, Homer – The European Medal of Poetry and Art (2018)
  • Recipient, International Award of Clément Lanicius (2017)
  • Recipient, Award for Humanitarianism and Compassion, Fridtjof Nansen Foundation of Armenia (2017)
  • Recipient, Klemens Janicki International Prize (2017)
  • Recipient, Ambassador of Armenian Language Medal (2015)
  • Author, “Libretto for the Desert” (2015)
  • Recipient, Medal of Recognition, Golden Apricot Film Festival (2014)
  • Recipient, Medal of Recognition, Saint Petersburg Spiritual-Cultural Organization (2014)
  • Recipient, Woman in Literature Award, California Chamber of Commerce (2013)
  • Recipient, Ministry of Culture and Armenian Ministry of Diaspora (2013)
  • Recipient, Woman in Literature Distinction (2013)
  • Author, “Uninterrupted Sheharzadeh” (1996-2013)
  • Recipient, Movses Khorenatsi Medal (2012)
  • Author, “A Bird Named Chara” (2010)
  • Author, “I Hear a Voice” (2006)
  • Author, “I Do Not Have a Name” (2003)
  • Recipient, Gold Medal, Cultural Ministry of Armenia (2000)
  • Editor, Publisher, “Let There Be Light” (1996-1997)

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