Kristina Bajema, M.D., M.Sc.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • VA Portland Health Care System


Dr. Bajema is an infectious disease-trained clinician and epidemiologist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Respiratory Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She currently supports antimicrobial stewardship at the Portland VA and is a co-PI on a VA Cooperative Studies Program investigating COVID-19 pharmacotherapy effectiveness.

Dr. Bajema enjoys exploring the trails and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, rain or shine.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2011, University of Washington School of Medicine
    • M.Sc., 2017, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2014
  • Fellowship

    • Infectious Disease, University of Washington, 2018
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2014
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2017

Areas of interest

  • General infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship
  • COVID-19 therapeutics, clinical epidemiology