Jessica Ellen Pierog

Jessica Ellen Pierog

February 22, 1979 - September 20, 2020
Irvine California

Jessica Ellen Pierog

February 22, 1979 - September 20, 2020
Irvine California


Jessica Ellen Pierog 


Jessica passed from this life the morning of September 20th after a sudden unexpected illness.  She was born in Orange County, California and spent her first 18 years in Monarch Bay, Monarch Beach, California.


Jessica shared her childhood with sister Margaux.  They went to different high schools but competed as a doubles team in USTA tennis.  There was National Charity League, Brownies, Monarch Beach events with family and friends, vacations, travel, celebrations,


Jessica sailed off to the Air Force Academy after Santa Margarita High School, then transferred two years later to Wellesley College, graduating with a BS in Neuroscience.  She returned home to Orange County and attended Western Medical School graduating with honors and advancing to an Emergency Medicine residency at Leigh High Valley Medical Center in Pennsylvania, again graduating with honors, exceling with peer review publications in emergency medicine.  Off to Stanford University to complete a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and a master’s degree in Statistical Epidemiology.  With training complete and Emergency Medicine Board Certification, she attended at Stanford University Medical Center for 9 years.  Jessica recently returned to Orange County with a career change to Veterinary Medicine, being accepted to Tufts University Veterinary School.




In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Timothy Catholic Church and or Western Health Sciences Dr. Jessica Ellen Pierog Emergency Medicine scholarship.


Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: October 23, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: St Timothy's Catholic Church
  • Location: 29102 Crown Valley Pkwy Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1865 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 249-4091

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 23, 2020 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Cathedral Memorial Gardens
  • Location: 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92840 - (Get Directions)

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57 responses to Jessica Ellen Pierog

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  1. Linda and Jim, I am still missing Jessica. We shared a birthday and always got in touch in February..
    She spent a few Holidays at “The Pilo’s” !
    We also enjoyed our ‘Thanksgiving” with you in Calif.
    Jessica was special to us.
    Mike, Carlas, Craig, Carey and Corin Pilo

  2. Ram Duriseti says:

    Jim and Linda,

    I was just thinking of Jessica and how we would occasionally reconnect and chat.

    We always had open and wonderfully unfiltered conversations. I lost a close confidant and friend when she left Stanford. I wanted to reach out when she passed, but I didn’t feel that the moment was right.

    I always think of you two when I think of her. I still remember my internship with Linda at Mission after my Freshman year of college.

    My thoughts and love to you both.


  3. I mentored Dr Pierog in her research while she was a resident in our Emergency Medicine Program. It was a privilege to work with such a dedicated, hardworking, and committed woman. She was a credit to our scholarly output and my heart goes out to her loved ones as they process this incredible loss.

  4. Jess was a brilliant resident with us at Lehigh Valley and a bundle of energy. Her passing was terribly sad news. In my thirty years as an emergency physician, she was one of my favorite residents. The world lost a burst of sunshine in a person and an outstanding physician. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Joel Fa says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences to the Pierog family. I met Jess in Manhattan many years ago, I forget exactly when, but it was in the 2000s I’m sure. She was wearing a baseball hat and shorts, so it must have been warm out. I was immediately struck by her spirit, energy and enthusiasm for life. We exchanged numbers and talked of meeting in Lehigh PA where she was based at the time. It was quite a long drive for me, being from Manhattan, and I had other business in the area. As it turns out we were unable to meet in Lehigh. My last text with her was on Nov 11, 2012 where she texted me her email address. I replied to her but we never corresponded beyond that. I thought of her as I was searching my phone messages, and decided to google. I’m so sorry to have learned of your loss just now and have been searching my brain for recollection of how we met. Reading the guestbook I see how many people she touched in her life and I am one of them, albeit just a distant acquaintance. I am sending you all the positive vibes I can muster and sending a prayer in her memory.

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