Kari E Tervo, PhD, QME


Kari Tervo, PhD, QME, is a licensed Neuropsychologist who is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout California.


Kari Tervo, PhD, QME, is a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, and qualified medical evaluator licensed in the State of California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, where she won numerous awards and scholarships, graduating with High Distinction as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, where she specialized in schizophrenia and neuropsychology. She went on to complete a fellowship in neuropsychology at University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tervo has been involved with the medical-legal field since 2009 and has been a QME since 2014. She has over ten years of experience as a psychologist and has worked in a number of environments, including forensic and hospital settings. Her scope of diagnostic expertise is expansive and ranges from depression, pain, and adjustment disorders to severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. She is particularly skilled in the assessment of substance use disorders. Dr. Tervo also provides cognitive-behavioral therapy and neuropsychology evaluations for individuals who require significant care for their medical needs.

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