Dr. Karen L. Jerome, MD

Dr. Karen L. Jerome, MD

Dr. Karen L. Jerome, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Phone: 202-877-0333
Fax: 202-877-0341

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Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal cramps
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal stool
  • actinic cheilitis
  • acute arthritis
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Procedures I Perform
  • breast cancer prevention and risk reduction
  • cancer prevention
  • cerumen removal
  • chemistry lab panels
  • coping skills
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About the Provider

Karen L. Jerome, MD, FACP, is vice president for Quality, Safety, Risk and Resource Management at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Jerome provides leadership and strategic direction to the hospital teams focused on quality improvement projects and expanding patient safety efforts. She also develops strategies to identify risk prevention opportunities, and serves as the resource to facilitate effective interdisciplinary planning, to ensure maximum utilization of resources.

Dr. Jerome also coordinates the infection control strategy with the MedStar Health corporate strategy, and develops plans to identify infection control improvement opportunities. She manages institutional accreditation and regulatory readiness, and works collaboratively with hospital leadership to ensure ongoing readiness.

In her previous position, Dr. Jerome served as the medical director and physician advisor for Quality & Care Management at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. She led the hospital's care management, patient safety, performance improvement, clinical informatics, customer relations, employee health and accreditation & regulation. Dr. Jerome was also in private practice in Internal Medicine for ten years.

Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University, and her medical degree was achieved at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Jerome's internship and residency in primary care/Internal Medicine was at George Washington University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Education
  • Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (1991)
  • Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine (1988)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Room 1A-50B
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-0333
    Fax: 202-877-0341

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