Almira Opardija M.D.
University Centers of Excellence Provider
Almira Opardija, M.D., 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 the 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 Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Her hobbies include art history, painting, reading and skiing. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian.
Education & Medical Training
- Infectious Disease Fellowship; James H. Quillen College of Medicine
- Internal Medicine Residency; James H. Quillen College of Medicine
- Medical School; Ross University School of Medicine
- Cell and Molecular Biology B.S., Art B.A.; San Francisco State University, magna cum laude
- Advanced Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Physics; Barnet College, London England
Certifications & Licensure
- California State Medical License
- Tennessee State Medical License
- American Board of Internal Medicine