ABOUT DR. CAROL
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.
Dr. DerSarkissian is an active member in the 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. Additionally, Dr. DerSarkissian acts as a medical reviewer for WebMD ensuring medical accuracy.
Medical School - University of Southern California
Residency in OBGYN - Harvard/Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Residency in Emergency Medicine - New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center
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IN THE MEDIA
Doctors and nurses are using VR to learn skills to treat coronavirus patients
By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business
As hospitals worldwide face severe shortages of health professionals, people are being called off the sidelines to help COVID-19 patients — even those with little to no experience in treating infectious diseases.