Gerard G. Carroll, MD, FAAEM, EMT-P


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • EMS Medical Director
  • Division Head of EMS/Disaster Medicine

Program Director, EMS Fellowship Program

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medical Services)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Dr. Carroll is the Program Director for the EMS Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital. He is passionate about utilizing physician field response to translate the bedside, apprenticeship model of medical education into the field. His interests include addiction medicine and the role of urban EMS caring for underserved populations. He graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in history. As an undergraduate, Dr. Carroll became passionate about emergency medical services, and following graduation became certified as a paramedic . He worked for nearly a decade in the New York City 911 system and was recognized for his service on the morning of the 9-11 attacks. He then earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed emergency medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and completed a fellowship in emergency medical services at Cooper University Hospital. He is dual board certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services.

Dr. Carroll thrives on prehospital and disaster medicine and is passionate about resident, fellow, and especially about prehospital provider education. He was integral in the creation of our EMS fellowship and is excited to be the second program director. Dr. Carroll believes in the apprenticeship model of medical education and created Cooper’s prehospital physician response program to bring both physician-level care to patients and to move the bedside teaching model to the prehospital arena. Dr. Carroll loves the practice of academic emergency medicine and emergency medical services, and is not satisfied with the status quo. He believes strongly that EMS is a practice of medicine and as such needs to constantly be refocused on patient outcomes while optimizing its place in the health care system. He is a champion of nontraditional transport models, and helped spearhead the movement of addiction medicine into the field by educating paramedics about opioid use disorder and training them to rescue patients in withdrawal with medication-assisted therapy using buprenorphine. Dr. Carroll loves the varied practice environments of EM and EMS making academic, rural, prehospital, austere disaster deployment, and even cruise ship medicine a part of his regular medical practice.

Office Locations

Emergency Medicine

One Cooper Plaza
(for GPS use 246 S 6th St)
Camden , NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolDartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
InternshipTemple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyTemple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipEmergency Medical Services/Disaster Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Special Interests

EMS and disaster medicine

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Outstanding EMS Physician of the Year, NJ Department of Health, Office of EMS
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2015