Dr. Carol DerSarkissian is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University where she has introduced a medical education virtual reality pilot to the Practice of Medicine course and is incorporating VR clinical simulations into Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics clerkships. Dr. DerSarkissian is also incorporating VR as a platform to enhance patient engagement and experiences.
In 2018 Dr. DerSarkissian became an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. From 2010 to 2017, Dr. DerSarkissian was the Director of Quality Improvement for the Emergency Department of the Veteran's Association Hospital. During her medical career, she has treated over 50,000 patients.
Additionally, Dr. DerSarkissian acts as a medical reviewer for WedMD ensuring medical accuracy for emergency medicine topics ranging from ischemic bowl to acute coronary syndromes.
Dr. DerSarkissian is also an active member in digital health start-up space and initiatives. She was a panelist at the New Jersey Healthcare Cluster Innovation Showcase at New Jersey’s Institute of Technology. Dr. DerSarkissian advises start-ups on the practical need and medical viability of their platform.
Dr. Carol DerSarkissian received her medical degree from the University of Southern California with Dean's Scholar distinction.
She was selected for a one-year OB/GYN internship at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess. Following her internship, DerSarkissian completed her emergency medicine residency at NYU/Bellevue. Her research in “learning and memory” has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed medical journals.
Throughout her career, Dr. DerSarkissian has practiced clinical medicine in large, high-acuity hospitals including NYU/Bellevue Hospital and USC/Los Angeles County Hospital.
Dr. DerSarkissian, received her Bachelor of Science degree in PsychoBiology from University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude