Marianna Karounos is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University followed by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. After residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s, she completed a fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical. During her fellowship, Dr. Karounos also earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research and was named a John A. Hartford Scholar for her research on substance abuse in the elderly. She has also successfully completed all three phases of ACEP's Directors Academy. She is currently the Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson New Jersey.

Her passion is in improving care for the elderly through prompting the principles of Geriatric Emergency Medicine and the development and implementation of Geriatric Emergency Departments. As the young Chief of a large urban emergency department, she also has a passion for mentoring young female physicians with an interest in pursuing an administrative and/or leadership career track.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine