Dr. Michele Ritter, MD

Dr. Michele Ritter, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  
Dr. Michele Ritter, MD is an infectious disease specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2004 and specializes in infectious disease medicine.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Infectious Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Ritter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ritter "Michele L. Ritter, MD, is a board-certified infectious disease specialist who cares for patients with severe or deep-seated infections. She is director of UC San Diego Health’s outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) program, which allows patients to avoid hospitalization for serious infections by receiving intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapies in an outpatient setting, including at-home care. Her patients often have post-surgical infections, orthopedic (bone or joint) infections or cellulitis, including those caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Her research examines infection prevention in different clinical contexts, such as surgery, as well as antimicrobial stewardship to preserve the efficacy of antibiotic therapies. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2010, Dr. Ritter was an infectious disease specialist at Virginia Hospital Center and was part of the clinical faculty in infectious disease at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in infectious disease at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she also earned her medical degree. Dr. Ritter is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. She is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians."
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1  Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michele Ritter, MD
Terrible Service, completely non-responsive to a critical patient. Stay away, the UCSD Infectious Disease Department are overwhelmed and very selective, you are better off elsewhere if you can afford it.
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