Erin Bonura, MD, MCR

Erin Bonura, MD

Erin M. Bonura, MD, MCR
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, OHSU Infectious Disease Fellowship
Division of Infectious Diseases, OHSU


MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2006
MCR, Oregon Health & Sciences University, 2017


Intern, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Resident, Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2009
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2010


Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health and Science University, 2012
Samuel L Wise General Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2014

Board certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009 , Recertified 2019
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2012

Clinical interests

Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, HIV care

Research interests

Medical education methods and outcomes in the undergraduate and graduate settings


Dr. Bonura received her medical degree from Georgetown University in 2006. Following medical school, she completed her internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University where she became board certified in Internal Medicine and was also named Chief Resident. Subsequently, Dr. Bonura continued her postgraduate training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and attained board certification in Infectious Diseases.

Given her passion for medical education she completed a second fellowship at OHSU in General Internal Medicine and completed her Master's degree in Clinical Research with a focus on medical education methods and outcomes in the undergraduate and graduate settings. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Bonura has taken on a number of education leadership roles at OHSU including Thread Director of Microbiology & Immunology for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She is also one of the founding members of the Educators' Collaborative which brings together School of Medicine faculty dedicated to education and furthering this mission at OHSU. 

Dr. Bonura values delivering individualized and multidisciplinary care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young boys. They enjoy frequenting farmer's markets, cooking, gardening, skiing and getting outside whenever possible.

Selected publications

  1. Bonura EM, Lee ES, Ramsey K, Armstrong W. Factors influencing Internal Medicine resident choice of Infectious Disease or other specialties: A national cross-sectional study. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;63(2): 155-63.
  2. Deiorio NM, Kahl LE, Miller AJ, Bonura EM, Carney PA. Coaching: A New Model for Academic and Career Achievement. Medical Education Online. 2016;21(1):33480
  3. Carney PA, Haedinger LA, Kahl LE, Deiorio NM, Bonura EM, Kraakevik JA.  The association between assigned independent learning schedule and medical student performance on examinations. Med.Sci.Educ. (2017).
  4. Bonura EM; Armstrong WS. Increasing Subspecialization in the Field of Infectious Diseases: Evaluating Challenges and Strategies to Move Forward. J Infect Dis. 2017;216(suppl_5):S594-S599

  5. Barsoumian A, Hartzell J, Bonura EM, Whitman T, Ressner R, Yun H. Military Internal Medicine Resident Decision to Apply to Fellowship and Extend Military Commitment. Mil Med. 2018 Feb2. (epub ahead of print) PMID 29420762 doi:10.1093/milmed/usx091

  6. Bradbury RS, Breen K, Bonura EM, Hoyt J, Bishop H. Conjunctival Infestation with Thelazia gulosa. A Novel Agent of Human Thelaziasis in the United States. AmJ Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Feb12 (epub ahead of print) PMID 29436343 doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0870