Dr. Beth Jaklic is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon with over 25 years of experience, now limiting her practice to colonoscopy and joining forces with Dr. Keith Berger to continue serving patients. She received her bachelor’s degree from Emory University before graduating from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1990. She then served for over 22 years as a general and colorectal surgeon in the Navy, retiring as a Captain. She performed her surgery residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (now Walter Reed) and spent the last 12 years of her Navy career mainly in Hampton Roads, at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, where she served as the Program Director of the General Surgery residency. Dr. Jaklic completed her colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2000, and has made Virginia Beach her home ever since. After retiring from the Navy in 2012 she continued to practice colon and rectal surgery for more than 7 years at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and is now very pleased to be working with Dr. Berger to provide colonoscopy services for patients in the Hampton Roads area.
Dr. Jaklic is Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery, and is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She has also achieved impressive accolades during her career including: serving as the first female doctor assigned to a Marine unit (Okinawa, 1991), first female ships’ surgeon while assigned to the USS George Washington (1997-1999), and has been consecutively recognized as “Top Doctor” by Coastal Virginia Magazine five times (2015-2019).
Originally from Ohio, Dr. Jaklic was born and raised in Cleveland. She is married with two children and enjoys traveling and reading in her spare time.