Kristina Bajema, MD, MSc

Kristina Bajema, MD

Kristina Bajema, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, VAMC


MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2011
MSc, University of Washington School of Public Health, 2017


Internal Medicine, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2014


Infectious Disease, University of Washington, 2018

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Interests

General infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship

Research Interests

COVID-19 therapeutics, clinical epidemiology


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.