Dr. Jeri Kersten Mendelson began her professional career as a field wildlife biologist with a degree from the University of Wyoming. Her wildlife jobs took her to Wyoming, northeastern Thailand and eastern Oregon where she worked for the Ochoco National Forest. After leaving the Forest Service she attended the University of Oregon where she received a Masters degree studying bat echolocation. It was at the U of O where she met her husband, Bruce, and for the next several years followed him to Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh and finally to the University of Arkansas. Along this journey she taught anatomy and physiology labs and general biology. She attended the University of Arkansas medical school and dermatology residency program while her husband taught in the medical school and ran a medical research lab. Together they raised two active, Razorback-loving boys.
She practices general dermatology in Medford and also specializes in cosmetic Botox. She has continued her educational interests by returning to Baylor University in 2016 for a tropical medicine diploma and is a part time speaker and faculty member for the Wilderness Medicine seminars. In Medford and Ashland she teaches at OLLI and is active with school groups and community organizations in sun/skin awareness programs.