After joining the U.S. Army, Dr. Derderian earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He later decided to pursue osteopathic medicine at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed his internal medicine residency at Genesis Hospital Systems in Flint, Michigan. He also completed a pulmonary medicine fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Derderian is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine and has been providing comprehensive care for pulmonary disorders, critical care conditions and sleep disorders for nearly 40 years. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as director for the West Columbia location of Lexington Sleep Solutions, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited facility for sleep disorders. Dr. Derderian is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Thoracic Society. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 as a lieutenant colonel.
Alongside the board-certified physicians and highly skilled staff at Carolina Pulmonary, Dr. Derderian offers a full range of services in the diagnosis and treatment of adult acute and chronic lung disease, as well as quality critical care and sleep medicine services. He also evaluates, diagnosis and treats sleeps disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring and restless leg syndrome, among other conditions, for Lexington Sleep Solutions.