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Karen Perser, MD

Karen Perser, MD

Surgery, Orthopedic

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Dr. Perser attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She later was awarded a sports medicine fellowship from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo Department of Orthopedic Surgery. While there, she was the assistant physician to the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo State Bengals (NCAA Division III Football), and the Buffalo Flash (USL-W League). While Dr. Perser specializes in sports medicine and sports injuries, she also treats patients with other orthopedic needs including joint/tendon problems, fractures, arthritis and more. She has extensive training in both general orthopedics, including trauma, as well as specific training for arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery of the hip, shoulder and knee, most commonly treating ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears and labral tears. Dr. Perser believes that getting to know her patients and understanding what’s going on in their lives is critical to their treatment. “One of the reasons I chose the specialty of orthopedics is because I enjoy getting people back to doing what they enjoy best,” she said. She also firmly believes in a team approach, working with referral physicians, athletic trainers, podiatrists, physical therapists and other members of the patient’s health care team. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Perser enjoys skiing, running, biking, hiking and camping. She also loves to travel and has visited more than 20 different countries.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


State University of New York, University at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - sports medicine


University of Washington

Medical School

University of Texas Medical School


Northwest Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
350 Heritage Way, Suite 1200
Kalispell, MT 59901
p: (406) 752-6784