Armand Dorian

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Armand Dorian
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Dr. Armand Dorian
Born Los Angeles, California
Nationality American

Armand Dorian is an Armenian-American emergency physician, medical consultant and business executive. Dorian is best known for his role as a Host/Medical Consultant on the popular Spike TV show Deadliest Warrior. He also appears on Untold Stories of the ER and Diagnosis X. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California and works as a physician at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.


Armand Dorian was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was the valedictorian of his class, graduating cum laude in biology with an emphasis in philosophy from UCLA.[clarification needed][1] He has performed research and published in human genomics and tropical biology.[1] He received his MD from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, which is renowned for its progressive medical curriculum as it integrates alternative and holistic medicine.[2] He continued residency training at the UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Upon graduation and receipt of his Board Certification, he joined the staff at both UCLA/Westwood and UCLA/Olive View hospitals and became a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He became the Director of the Emergency Department at Verdugo Hills Hospital and then climbed the hospital hierarchy and was appointed to the position of Chief of Development and Treasurer.[3][4] Subsequent to the merger between USC and Verdugo Hills Hospital, he became an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at USC and was appointed Chairman of the Caduceus Society, USC-VHH Foundation. Most recently he was appointed Vice Chair of the Emergency Department.[5][6][7]


Dorian is co-host and medical consultant for the Spike network’s number one-rated show Deadliest Warrior for the show's three seasons, where he analyzes the hypothetical trauma of the weapons' damage.

Dorian has acted in a television series where he played himself on The Learning Channel on the show Untold Stories of the ER for 3 seasons. He has also guest-starred on the medical drama Three Rivers. He was an actor/expert for the show The Seven Signs of the Apocalypse on the History Channel. He also acted and consulted on Diagnosis X.

Dorian is a recurring guest host on NBC's Extra.[8]

Dorian worked as the medical consultant for Grey’s Anatomy, Days of Our Lives, ER, Hawthorne as well as Heartbreaker.[9]

Dorian has appeared as a medical expert for many news-stations like CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS.[10][11]

Dorian has had a regular health column and has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and websites, including LA Times, Huffington Post, Esquire, and TMZ.[12][13][14][15]


  1. ^ a b "DR. RICHARD A. GATTI PERSPECTIVES AND GOALS". [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "John A. Burns School of Medicine: About Us". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Dr. Armand Dorian - USC Verdugo Hills Hospital". USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Armand Dorian | USC". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  7. ^ Gorman, Anna (2013-07-16). "USC buys Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Armand Dorian". Extra. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Armand Dorian". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  10. ^ "Watch doctors have heated debate over vaccination - CNN Video". CNN. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  11. ^ Alsip, Mark Aaron. "A Great Vaccine Debate On CNN". Bad Science Debunked. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  12. ^ "Teenage jet stowaway lucky to be alive, medical experts say". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Finding My Inner Killer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  14. ^ "The Truth Behind ER's Gory Deaths All These Years". Esquire. 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  15. ^ ""Deadliest Warrior" Doc -- Saves a Life, Poses for a Pic". Retrieved 2016-03-15.  External link in |website= (help)

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