Dr. Kari Jerge, MD

Dr. Kari Jerge, MD

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Dr. Kari Jerge, MD is a general surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2006 and specializes in general surgery, critical care medicine, and more.Read her story

3901 Rainbow Blvd MS 2005

Kansas City, KS 66160

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This content was provided by Dr. Jerge "Dr. Jerge is a native Californian. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She went on to a general surgery residency at UNC Chapel Hill. She then transitioned to St. Louis University for Surgical Critical Care Fellowship as well as completion of her general surgery residency. Dr. Jerge began her trauma critical care practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She then assumed the role of Trauma Medical Director at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Seeking a new challenge in a supportive academic environment, Dr. Jerge joined the University of Kansas Department of Surgery in the fall of 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Jerge is double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She has a strong passion for trauma and critical care. Her interests within the field are prehospital outreach and education, disaster preparedness, injury prevention, tactical medicine, and hemorrhage control. Dr. Jerge is an instructor in ATLS and tactical combat casualty care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for Surgery in Trauma, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the International Public Safety Association, and the Association of Women Surgeons. "
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This content was provided by Dr. Jerge "Illness is a scary and overwhelming time for patients and their families. I consider it my job, and moreover my passion, to go above and beyond as a surgeon in order to make the disease and the treatment plan understandable. I believe in establishing strong relationships with my patients. Those relationships are built on open communication and trust. It is my mission to facilitate patient comfort and understanding through a therapeutic team of people, all dedicated to the patient."

5  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

7  Conditions Treated

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Education

  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of North Carolina Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Saint Louis University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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In 2015 I had surgery twice. Dr. Jerge performed the 2nd procedure. My wife and I were so impressed with her care and concern during my hospital stay after my 1st surgery, I asked if she would perform the 2nd one I needed later that year. The surgery was a success and my recovery was ahead of...Read More
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Jason Hamm in Sherman – Oct 10, 2017
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One of the most competent and caring surgeons I have ever met. Dr Jerge is amazing and calm under the worst kinds of stress. She is able to multi task effectively by assessing, treating and communicating with other providers, nurses along the continuum of care (ED, Trauma, ICU, OR and the wards),...Read More
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Randy Derr in Kailua, HI – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Jerge was instrumental in providing direction for pain relief before and after cervical spine surgery (for my husband). Without the information she provided, he would have continued to suffer in pain.
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North Las Vegas, NV – Oct 10, 2017
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I had the honor of working side by side with Dr Jerge while she was at UNC Hospitals. She is among the most amazing surgeons I have ever worked with. She is kind, honest, talented & dedicated to her patients & their outcomes. I have worked with many a surgeon in my 30 yr nursing career & she is...Read More
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Jannett Ammons in Cary, NC – Oct 10, 2017
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I have worked beside Dr Jerge and she is the most professional, caring, honest and trustworthy Physician I've ever had the pleasure of working with...She takes time to teach and be compassionate without judgement!
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Tamara Hack in St Louis, MO – Oct 10, 2017
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