Kari Jerge, MD, FACS

Riverside, California

General Specialty

General Surgery
Trauma Surgery

Specialty Focus

Abdominal Pain
Appendix Surgery
Burn Injury
Chart R
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Surgery
Pre-hospital Trauma Care
Spinal Cord Injury
Surgical Complications
Surgical Critical Care
Trauma Surgery
Traumatic Brain Injury

Primary Areas of Expertise

General Surgery & Trauma Surgery

Kari F Jerge, MD, FACS is a general surgeon passionate about providing timely, objective expert opinions on medical malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. She is known for a particular gift for translating complex surgical disease processes and surgical decisions into language understandable by legal teams and juries. She has achieved dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr Jerge has additional subject matter expertise elective and emergent general surgery, surgical critical care (ICU medicine), and trauma surgery. Her background includes extensive experience in pre-hospital care of trauma patients including care provided by Fire and EMS services before patient reaches hospital. She has been in independent practice for over 10 years in a variety of settings including rural, private, and large academic practices. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the premier professional society of surgeons. She is also a member of several national societies including EAST, NAEMT, and AWS. She possesses unrestricted state licenses in 5 states including California and Arizona. Solid experience with chart review, deposition, expert witness testimony. CV and References available upon request.



  • St. Louis University Hospital General Surgery Residency, PGY4 – PGY5
  • St. Louis University Hospital Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  •  UNC Chapel Hill General Surgery Residency, PGY1- PGY3
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Medical Doctorate, June 2006
  • University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Science Degree, Science Pre-Professional



  •  Nebraska State Medical License
  •  ASSET Re-Certification
  • Basic Endovascular Skills in Trauma/REBOA Course
  • California State Medical License
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Zimmer Biomet Rib Plating Course
  • Bard Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Proctorship
  • Bard Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Course
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor
  • Illinois State Medical License
  • ABS General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Certification
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certification
  • Michigan and Indiana State Medical Licenses
  • ATOM and ASSET Certifications
  • Arizona State Medical License
  • ATLS Instructor
  • ABS General Surgery Qualifying Examination- Passed
  • ABS Surgical Critical Care Certifying Examination- Passed
  • ACLS Certification


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