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Meet our Program Director

​Sarkis Arabian, M.D.

We are excited to introduce you to the cornerstone of our program, our Program Director, Dr. Sarkis Arabian. In the journey towards becoming a skilled and compassionate internal medicine specialist, the guidance and leadership of our Program Director is unparalleled.

We invite you to get to know the individual who is dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare by nurturing the next generation of medical professionals. With a profound commitment to education, mentorship, and innovation, Dr. Arabian plays a pivotal role in creating an environment where residents can thrive, learn, and excel.

Take a moment to watch the video introduction and discover the unique qualities that set our residency program apart. At ARMC, we believe in fostering excellence in medicine, and it starts right here, with Dr. Arabian.

We encourage you to explore the page, learn more about Dr. Arabian, and consider the possibilities that await you in our internal medicine residency program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Welcome to a future of excellence in internal medicine. Welcome to ARMC-IM.

Program Director's Background
Dr. Arabian grew up in Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate degree from USC and subsequently pursued his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences. He was part of the first internal medicine residency class at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He then graduated from Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship from the Ohio Health System. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, PCCM, and Neurocritical Care.

Philosophy & Approach
My vision for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is to train residents to be compassionate, devoted, and well-versed internists by balancing academic goals with clinical diversity within a supportive and shared learning environment. Moreover, our program is passionate about giving residents as much autonomy as possible. We believe that when residents take ownership of their patients from an early point in residency, they become invested in continuously improving their knowledge and clinical skills. Additionally, by providing a setting rich in resources and faculty support, we encourage residents to cultivate their curiosity and contribute to the medical research community. Ultimately, our goal as a training program is to challenge residents so that they are comfortable practicing in any setting of their choice upon graduation.

Get in Touch: If you have any questions for Dr. Arabian, please feel free to email him at: ArabianS@armc.sbcounty.gov

We encourage you to explore the rest of the website and learn about our program. If you are interested in applying to our program, please submit your application via ERAS. We look forward to hearing from you!