Medical School

Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Department of Medicine

Dimitri Drekonja, MD, MS

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Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Administrative Contact

General Information
P: (612) 624-9996
F: (612) 625-4410

Mailing Address

Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Bio Statement

Dimitri Drekonja, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and member of the Infectious Disease Section at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS). Dr. Drekonja completed his internal medicine residency, chief resident year (MVAHCS), and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He is currently a scholar at the Center for Epidemiological and Clinical Research at the Minneapolis VA, with research interests including: urinary infections in the veteran population, promoting appropriate antimicrobial use, and Clostridium difficile infection.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Drekonja DM, Zarmbinski B, Johnson JR. Pre-operative Urine Cultures at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Arch Intern Med. 2012, in press.
  • Drekonja DM, Rector T, Cutting A, Johnson JR. Urinary Tract Infection in Male Veterans: Treatment Patterns and Outcomes. Arch Intern Med. 2012, in press.
  • Drekonja DM, Butler M, MacDonald R, Bliss D, Filice GA, Rector TS, Wilt TJ. Comparative effectiveness of Clostridium difficile treatments: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Dec 20;155(12):839-47.
  • Drekonja DM, Amundson WH, DeCarolis DD, Kuskowski MA, Lederle FA, Johnson JR. Antimicrobial use and risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Am J Med. 2011 Nov. 124(11):1081.e1-7. Epub 2011 Sep 22


Chapters and Reviews

  • Drekonja DM. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: To Treat or Not to Treat. Geriatric Aging. 2009 Nov/Dec 12;(10):496-500.
  • Drekonja DM, Johnson JR, Urinary tract infections. Prim Care Clin Office Pract. 2008 June;35(2):345-367.
  • Drekonja DM, Johnson JR. Pyelonephritis and abscess of the kidney. In: Cohen J, Powderly WG, Opal S, eds. Infectious Diseases. Third edition.London, UK: Elsevier, 2010:605-14.
  • Drekonja DM, Johnson JR. Cost-effective management of urinary tract infections. In: A. Manious and C. Pomeroy, eds. Management of antimicrobials in infectious diseases. Impact of antibiotic resistance. Second edition. Totowa, NJ. Humana Press, 2010: 183-94.
  • Drekonja DM, Johnson JR. Urinary tract infections. In: Stevens D, Jong E, eds. Netter's Infectious Diseases. Elsevier, 2012:221-6.
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