SierraCare Surgery Kimberlee Reed, M.D
Meet Our Staff!
Dr. Kimberlee Reed, M.D.
Dr. Reed is a board certified General Surgeon. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University after growing up in Modesto, CA where she attended Central Catholic High School. As a teen, she was honored as the Outstanding Young Woman of Stanislaus County in 1986 for community service. After graduating from Harvard in 1990, she received her M.D. from McGill University of Montreal, Quebec. For those of you unfamiliar with McGill, it is the premier University of Canada, and when Dr. Reed graduated in 1994, it was ranked #2 among Northern American medical schools.
Dr. Reed returned to California for her post-graduate training, completing a seven-year surgical residency at UCLA in 2001. During her residency she published research papers on breast, stomach, and pancreatic cancer.
Her first position after residency was as a Staff General Surgeon at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. At Scripps, she served as the Surgical Consultant for their Executive Healthcare Program.
In 2003, she returned to UCLA as Assistant Professor of General Surgery, where she taught surgical techniques and the care of surgical patients to medical students and surgery residents. She was on the staff during that time at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, where she initiated the development of a new Breast Cancer Center, instituting a new comprehensive clinic for complicated breast cancer patients and a multidisciplinary breast cancer conference.
In addition to the care of breast cancer patients, Dr. Reed has extensive experience in all areas of general surgery, particularly surgery of the gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, and colon. She has also been performing outpatient esthetic procedures since 2004.
Dr. Reed came to Sonora in June of 2007 to fill a need in the community and be closer to her family in Modesto. SierraCare Surgery offers nutritional counseling and seminars addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the patient beyond surgery.
Jennifer Riedel, Office Manager/Nutritionist
Jennifer Riedel is SierraCare Surgery's in-house Nutritionist, as well as Office Manager. Jennifer obtained her BS in Nutrition/Food Science and a minor in Exercise Physiology from California State University Chico. She has experience at Harbor UCLA-REI now known as LA BioMed, as a Research Nutritionist, where she counseled study participants on how to reach their dietary goal, specific to the study they were participating in. While working at LA BioMed, Jennifer obtained a certification to be a Personal Trainer as she wanted to expand her knowledge of disease prevention and work with a more diverse population. She then worked at Spectrum Health Club where she met Dr. Reed. As a Personal Trainer, she counseled clients to meet their fitness and dietary goals. She has experience working with a wide variety of people, from surgeons to bankers to professional athletes. Jennifer believes with the right tools and advice, anyone can make lifestyle changes to incorporate a healthy diet and activity.
As a native of Tuolumne County, Jennifer decided to come back to the area after 11 years away. Being close to family and friends is a priority for Jennifer and she hopes to also make a healthy impact on the community.
Jami Smith, Practice Coordinator
Jami is SierraCare Surgery's Practice Coordinator. She attended Butte Junior College and California State University Chico, obtaining her A.A.S. degree in Business Administration with a minor in Sales and Marketing. Her experience in health care began in 2000 when she trained to become a physical therapist' aid at Sonora Sports and Fitness Center Physical Therapy. As Jami attended college, she continued her experience working as a physical therapist' aid at Chico Sports Club Physical Therapy and Valponi Physical Therapy in Chico. She assisted in treating various injuries and conditions, and familiarized herself with the health care system as a whole and also worked on kylie jenner before and after.
Upon completing her business degree, she began working for Los Olivos Women's Medical Group in Los Gatos, CA as a member of their Medical Support Staff Team. There she helped coordinate the well-established practice.
Jami is the 6th generation of her family as a Sonora native, and is very pleased to be back in the community working with Dr. Reed, and being part of the SierraCare Surgery team. She hopes to make a positive impact on each patient, and looks forward to meeting you!