Almira Opardija MD

Infectious Disease

Almira Opardija, MD, is fellowship trained in Infectious Disease and board certified in Internal Medicine.

She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Her residency in Internal Medicine was completed at James H. Quillen College of Medicine where she also completed her fellowship in Infectious Disease.

Her professional interests include virology, antibiotic resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr. Opardija is currently faculty of UCSF Fresno. She previously practiced Infectious Disease at Jackson Regional Hospital where she was also the head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program. Prior to graduating from medical school, she had extensive experience working with vulnerable populations within the Bay Area. She spent several years volunteering at Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco. She had served as a medical Interpreter at several health institutions in San Francisco and was an HIV Counselor/ Interviewer for the REACH (Risk Evaluation and Counseling for Health) Project at UCSF.

Dr. Opardija is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Her hobbies include Art History, painting, reading, skiing. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian.

Education and Training

  • Infectious Disease Fellowship – James H. Quillen College of Medicine – East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN
  • Internal Medicine Residency – James H. Quillen College of Medicine – East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN
  • Doctor of Medicine – Ross University School of Medicine – Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cell and Molecular Biology – San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA


Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • California State Medical Liscense

Department Affiliations

UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine