Luke Strnad, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Epidemiology Programs, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Associate Program Director, OHSU Infectious Disease Fellowship
  • Director of Quality Improvement, OHSU Division of Infectious Diseases


Dr. Luke Strnad (he/him/his), completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine before switching coasts to Boston for his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Medicine (BIDMC) where he became board certified in internal medicine. He traveled back west for his infectious disease fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he was a chief fellow. He joined the OHSU infectious diseases faculty in 2016 where he is board certified in infectious diseases. He has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health in Epidemiology Programs.

Dr. Strnad is on the clinician educator faculty pathway within the School of Medicine and spends time teaching in the medical school, Internal Medicine residency, and Infectious Disease fellowship programs as well as the affiliated OHSU/PSU School of Public Health (SPH). Dr. Strnad is the Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program as well as the director of the infectious diseases fellowship's HIV curriculum and mycobacterial disease curriculum. In the SPH he serves on the admission committee for Epidemiology Programs and as a frequent faculty reviewer for the MPH epidemiology trainees Integrative Projects. At a national level he is a member of the IDSA’s Medical Education Community of Practice where he has served on the Mentoring Working Group and currently co-directs the IDWeek Medical Education Faculty Coaching Program. He was recognized for these efforts with a junior faculty teaching award from the Internal Medicine residency in 2017.

Dr. Strnad has specific clinical, academic, and leadership focuses in mycobacterial infections, bloodstream infections including Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and infective endocarditis and infections in populations with active substance use.

  • He currently does clinical TB work in conjunction with the Oregon State TB Program and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) clinical, educational and academic work at OHSU in collaboration with Dr. Kevin Winthrop, Dr. Cara Varley and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Center for Infectious Disease Studies ( where he is a Co-PI on numerous studies regarding NTM disease.
  • He currently oversees a clinical cohort and quality improvement projects regarding Staph aureus bacteremia, is a site PI for an NIH-funded randomized control trial on the treatment of Staph aureus bacteremia and is currently a member of the IDSA/ESCMID Clinical Practice Guidelines for Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia.
  • He is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Infectious Diseases and as part of that role serves as the ID representative to the leadership team for OHSU’s Multidisciplinary Endocarditis (MEND) Conference Program.
  • He is also involved collaborative work with OHSU's Addiction Medicine Program (IMPACT) designing and evaluating different models of care for patients with active substance use disorders and concomitant bacterial infections including the OPTIONS-DC model.
  • In recognition of his academic mentoring of trainees within these above roles, he was awarded the Faculty Contributions to Scholarship Award from the Internal Medicine residency in 2020.

In his spare time Dr. Strnad enjoys taking walks through the city, exploring the Portland food scene, hiking and camping in the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. He also likes to run, play board games and is an avid ice hockey fan. He strives to protest against injustice and inequity in his spare time as well as in his professional work.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2005, Seattle Pacific University
    • M.D., 2010, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Medicine, 2013
    • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Medicine, 2014
  • Fellowship

    • Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco, 2016
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Board Certification, 2016

Memberships and associations:

  • Infectious Disease Society of America

Areas of interest

  • Mycobacterial infections (Tuberculous and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria)
  • Staphylococcus aureus infections
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Infectious in individuals with substance us disorders
  • Graduate medical education
  • Structural determinants of health and health equity


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