Dr. Jerome F. Wall graduated with honors from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine in 1970. He completed his internship at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and completed orthopedic surgery residencies at Wesley Pavilion, St. Anne’s Hospital and the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Wall moved to Riverside in 1975 to pursue his dream of working with athletes. He formed the Community Orthopedic Medical Group and was affiliated with Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital.
For 40 years, Dr. Jerry Wall was an active and visible member of the Riverside sports community. In 1980, he created the SPORT Clinic, which helped thousands of uninsured high school and college athletes by offering on-campus treatment at nominal costs. The SPORT Clinic became Riverside County’s primary source for athletic health care and has successfully treated thousands of young and old athletes.
In 1984, Dr. Wall established the non-profit SPORT Foundation, which helps area youth to become future community leaders. He started annual Sports Medicine Seminars and created both the Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic and the Inland Empire Basketball Classic.
Dr. Jerome F. Wall was one of the visionary leaders responsible for the formation of the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame. He is remembered fondly for his intelligence, civic philanthropy and legendary career as an orthopedic surgeon.