Carol DerSarkissian, MD, is a board-certified emergency physician. Since 2002 she has practiced clinical medicine in large, high-acuity hospitals including NYU/Bellevue Hospital and USC/Los Angeles County Hospital. DerSarkissian is currently an attending emergency physician at the Veteran's Association Hospital in New York City.
Since 2010, DerSarkissian has been the director of quality assurance for the Emergency Department of the Manhattan Veteran's Association Hospital.
DerSarkissian ensures medical treatment is delivered according to the standard of care. She develops clinical decision support tools to increase efficiency and improve quality of care for enhanced health outcomes. She integrates these tools into the electronic medical record system. Additionally, she performs case reviews and provides physician feedback.
In 2010 she started her own Medical Advising Company to help patients better understand their health and empower them to make more informed decisions regarding their medical needs.
Between 2005 and 2008, DerSarkissian joined the strategic planning division of Sudler & Hennessey in order to expand her knowledge of the health care communications industry. As a part of Sudler & Hennessey’s strategic division, DerSarkissian applied her clinical expertise to client assignments in the therapeutic fields of oncology, cardiology, infectious disease, pulmonology, and gastroenterology.
DerSarkissian received her medical degree from the University of Southern California. She was selected for a 1-year OB/GYN internship at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess. Following her internship, DerSarkissian completed her emergency medicine residency at NYU/Bellevue. In addition to her clinical experience, DerSarkissian conducted extensive clinical research. She received the prestigious Dean’s Outstanding Research Award for her work in learning and memory and an American Heart Association research fellowship for her work in pulmonary neovascularization. Her research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed medical journals.
DerSarkissian is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.