Dimitri Drekonja, MD, MS - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Dimitri Drekonja, MD, MS

Dimitri Drekonja

Staff Physician, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Chair, IRB-A Committee, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Telephone: 612-467-4183

Email: Dimitri.drekonja@va.gov


  • BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
  • MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Research Interests

  • Leading clinical trial of treatment duration for male urinary tract infections
  • Co-leading clinical trial of fecal microbiota therapy for recurrent C. difficile infection
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and appropriate antimicrobial prescribing

Selected Publications

  • Drekonja DM, Reich J, Gezahegn S, Greer N, Shaukat A, MacDonald R, Rutks I, Wilt TJ. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection – A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2015 May 5;162(9):630-8. PMID: 25938992
  • Eccles-Radtke C, Rector TS, Cutting A, Drekonja DM. Urinary tract infections in male veterans with HIV. Open Forum Inf Dis. 2014 Nov 5;1(3). PMID: 25734168
  • Drekonja DM, Gnadt C, Kuskowski MA, Johnson JR. Urine cultures among hospitalized veterans: casting too broad a net? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):574-6. PMID: 24709728
  • Drekonja DM, Beekman SE, Elliott S, Mukundan D, Polenakovik H, Rosenthal ME, et al. Challenges in the management of infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):437-9. PMID: 24602953
  • Shaughnessy MK, Amundson WH, Kuskowski MA, DeCarolis DD, Johnson JR, Drekonja DM. Unnecessary antimicrobial use in patients with current or recent Clostridium difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013, Feb;34(2):109-16. PMID: 23295554
  • Drekonja DM, Rector T, Cutting A, Johnson JR. Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes. Arch Intern Med. 2013 Jan;173(1):62-8. PMID: 23212273
  • 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. PMID: 22184691
  • 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. PMID: 21944159