Monica Sikka, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • PVAMC Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Medical Director
  • VA Portland Health Care System


Dr. Sikka was born and raised in East Tennessee. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and then moved to Chicago for the rest of her medical training. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Sikka moved to Portland from the Midwest in 2017. She currently serves as the medical director of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program at the Portland VA Medical Center and practices hospital epidemiology. She has a special interest in treatment of infections in patients with substance use disorder, caring for HIV patients and helping to reduce healthcare associated infections. She enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

In her spare time, Dr. Sikka enjoys traveling, baking, finding great food, and being outdoors.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2003, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
  • Fellowship

    • Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006, 2016
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2009, 2019

Areas of interest

  • Infections in people with substance use disorders
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Prevention of healthcare associated infections


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