Jessica Osterman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Associate Program Director for Emergency Medicine

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Jess Osterman grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She attended undergraduate at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, received a Master’s in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University and then attended medical school at University of Maryland. She completed her intern year at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to California to complete residency training at LAC+USC. After serving as a Chief Resident in 2011-2012, she joined the faculty at LAC+USC as a member of the residency office. Her research interests include gang violence in the ER setting and early intervention, correctional medicine and medical education. Outside of the ED, she is a karaoke enthusiast, budding surfer and avid traveler.


  • Less-lethal law enforcement weapons: clinical management of associated injuries in the emergency department Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2021 Aug; 18(8):1-24. . View in PubMed
  • Qualitative Analysis of Well-being Preparedness at an Emergency Medicine Residency Program West J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan; 20(1):122-126. . View in PubMed
  • Blood Product Transfusions and Reactions Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2017 12; 31(6):1159-1170. . View in PubMed
  • Blood product transfusions and reactions Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 32(3):727-38. . View in PubMed