Kari Lillestol Emerson, DNP, FNP-C

ima Nurse Practitioner, with a special interest in osteoporosis management, women’s health and contraception.

Kari was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan, and enjoys golfing and spending time at the lake in the summer. Kari lives with her husband Zach and son Finn in West Fargo.


Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts in Nursing - 2013

North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner - 2018

Work Experience

Essentia Health                                      
Fargo, North Dakota
2013 – 2015

Lillestol Research LLC
Fargo, North Dakota
2015 – present

ima Healthcare
Fargo, North Dakota
July 2018 - present


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Family Nurse Practitioner

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research
Certificate of training in the NIH Web-based training course “Protection of Human Research Participants”

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness

First Aid Certified