Jerry was accepted into medical school at Creighton University and graduated in 1985. After medical school he continued his study of medicine as a transitional intern at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center. After completing his internship in Michigan Jerry was accepted into the orthopedic surgery residency program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City where he trained under Dr. Ken Lambert who developed the modern technique for ACL reconstruction. During this period he also worked with the team physicians for the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs. After serving on the faculty of the University of Missouri in Kansas City Jerry completed a fellowship in sports medicine and ski trauma at The Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic with Drs. Randy Watson and Keith Swanson. The Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic is where Dr. Richard Stedman pioneered his successful program in sports trauma and reconstruction before moving to Vail, Colorado to open a clinic there.
Jerry returned to Fresno in 1992 and founded a solo practice in orthopedic surgery. In 2001 he became a founding member of The Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Clinic in Fresno, California. Jerry enjoys practicing general orthopedics and specializes in sports injuries, fractures, total joint replacement and work related injuries and trauma. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Western Orthopedic Association, California Orthopedic Association and the Fresno Madera Medical Society. Jerry performs surgery primarily at St. Agnes Medical Center and the Fresno Surgery Center. He also serves on the Medical School Advisory Board for Creighton University.
Jerry and his wife Marianne have been married for 20 years and have three children. Jerry and his family are parishioners of St. Paul's Newman Center in Fresno, California.