Eva-Maria Kersalu, MD

Amsel Clinic general surgeon

Eva-Maria Kersalu (born in 1988) entered the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu in 2007. As a student, she worked as a caregiver and assistant nurse in the surgery department and as an assistant doctor in Finland – according to Eva-Maria, this added practical value to her studies and introduced various aspects of hospital life. In the middle of his studies, he became interested in surgery, and after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, he continued his professional training in a residency in general surgery. Thanks to the instructor at the time, Eva-Maria gained a lot of experience in the treatment of weight surgery patients in addition to her general surgical practice. After residency, he continued his doctoral studies in the field of weight loss surgery for his research degree. Dr. Kersalu joined the Amsel team in 2023. Dr. Kersalu is focused on general and weight surgery. In her free time, Eva-Maria likes to work in the garden and to walk in nature with her two dogs.


2019 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, doctoral studies

20142019 Tartu University Clinic, general surgery residency

2007 – 2014 University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine (including an exchange year in France with the Erasmus program)


2023 General surgeon, Bariatric Services AS.

2019 – 2021 doctor-lecturer of general surgery, SA Tartu University Clinic.

2019 – 2021 General surgeon, AS Medita Baltics.

2019 – 2021 General surgeon, Lõuna-Eesti Haigla AS.

2020 – 2021 Lecturer, Tartu Ambulance Service.

2017 – 2019 Doctor on call for general surgery, Viljandi Hospital AS.

2014 – 2019 General surgery physician-resident, SA Tartu University Clinic.

2015 – 2016 General practitioner, SA Tartu Kiirabi.

01 – 02/2014 General practitioner, Huittisten Terveyskeskus, Finland.

07 – 08/2013 General practitioner, Huittisten Terveyskeskus, Finland.



Estonian Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Society

Estonian Association of Young Doctors

Tartu Society of Surgeons


Estonian, English, Finnish, basic Russian


Kikkas EM, Sillakivi T, Suumann J, Kirsimägi Ü, Tikk T, Värk PR; Five-Year Outcome of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Resolution of Comorbidities, and Risk for Cumulative Nutritional Deficiencies. Scand J Surg. 2019 Mar;108(1):10-16