Jill Gersh, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, enjoying camping, hiking and skiing with my family. My father, an oncologist, quietly demonstrated the deep value of the personal doctor-patient relationship, and I observed how loved and respected he was by his patients. Having caught the travel bug in college and having experienced several regions of the U.S., South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, I finally gravitated toward Colorado, with its beautiful Rocky Mountains and endless outdoor activities. My family and our dog are happy to be back on the slopes and trails of Colorado after a brief detour to Seattle, where I completed my infectious disease fellowship.
About my practice
The breadth and variety of infections across organ systems, geographic borders and social circumstances drew me to the field of infectious diseases. I was particularly drawn to the social determinants of health in relation to infectious diseases; how the intimate details of a person’s life, history, background, and circumstance come together; and how the solution to improving health and promoting wellness often requires a careful calculation of many moving parts. I have found that getting to know my patients in these aspects of their lives not only makes for a more personal and meaningful experience but can help solve the puzzle on the way to achieving health. I enjoy working with my patients and our specialists, pharmacists and others to ensure that my patients receive the most appropriate, coordinated care for their needs. I work with patients age 18 and older.
How I thrive
I love to be outside. I enjoy skiing in the winter; hiking, biking, climbing and camping in the summer; and traveling all year round.