Karine Darbinyan MD

Karine Darbinyan, MD

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
701.780.5400 Schedule Appointment


Altru Cancer Center

960 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Altru Clinic | Crookston

400 S. Minnesota St.
Crookston, MN, 56716

Altru Clinic | Drayton

1003 N. Main St.
Drayton, ND, 58225

About Me

Dr. Karine Darbinyan is a hematology and oncology specialist at Altru Cancer Center. Dr. Darbinyan finds it very rewarding and inspiring to see someone who is coming to her in a health crisis feeling better and smiling again. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, playing guitar, and spending time with her children.

Philosophy of Medicine

"My goal is to provide the patient and family with all available options and help them come up with the best plan of treatment. I always respect and support patients final decision even if it contradicts my point of view. That is something I've learned from my father in law who battled lung cancer and was one of my best teachers."

Spanish, English, Armenian, Russian
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)


Medical School

Medical Degree 
Russian State Medical University
Moscow, RUS


Medical Residency 
Jacobi Medical Center/AECOM
Bronx, NY


Hematology and Oncology 
Montefiore Medical Center/AECOM
Bronx, NY

Board Certification
  • Hematology 
  • Oncology 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment 
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Treating various malignant tumors
  • Diseases of blood
  • Lymph nodes
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Lumbar puncture


Locally advanced HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer cured with single agent pembrolizumab in a patient using cannabis: a case report

Author: Azamat Abdyraimov, Nikita Karpovich, Lesia Tkachuk, Karine Darbinyan