Simon A. Sarkisian, DO, MS, FAAEM


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine - General)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Major (MAJ) Simon Sarkisian, DO, MS, FAAEM is a U.S. Army Reserve physician and attending physician in Cooper University Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also the Emergency Physician on the 912th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD) based out of Cranston, Rhode Island.

MAJ Sarkisian was awarded the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program scholarship in 2011 and graduated from Touro University in California with a Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 2015. He attended the Emergency Medicine residency program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. In 2018 he graduated from his residency program as a chief resident. MAJ Sarkisian's first duty assignment after graduation was at Cooper University Hospital as part of the Army Medical Department Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program.

In 2020 to 2021, he was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq with the 115th Field Hospital as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. In 2021, he was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan with the 27th FRSD and 82nd Airborne Division to assist in the evacuation of Afghan refugees as part of the XVIII Airborne Corps Immediate Response Force (IRF). In 2022 he deployed to Romania with the 240th FRSD for the Russian invasion of Ukraine as part of the XVIII Airborne Corps IRF. MAJ Sarkisian enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and military/diplomatic rotators as well as improving Cooper's disaster medicine and preparedness programs. MAJ Sarkisian has authored/co-authored numerous publications in emergency and military medicine. His interests also include operational/austere medicine, disaster medicine, and emergency preparedness.

MAJ Sarkisian currently serves as the Medical Director of Disaster Medicine in the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine.

Office Locations

Emergency Medicine

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

Education & Training

Medical SchoolTouro University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mare Island, CA
Graduate SchoolMS, Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI
InternshipEmergency Medicine - Carl D. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX
ResidencyEmergency Medicine - Carl D. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX


  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Fellow

Selected Works

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