Tara Vijayan, MD
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Tara Vijayan, MD

  • Travel Medicine|
  • Infectious Diseases
Average rating: 5.0
| 46 ratings
CARE Center | 1399 Roxbury Drive, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90035


Tara Vijayan completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2007, where she started the school’s first and only literary magazine. She spent a gap year at Yale doing the Doris Duke Research Fellowship studying transitioning adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV to adult medicine before starting and completing her training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. After fellowship, she spent a year and a half as a primary care doctor for patients with HIV in Oakland, California. She moved to UCLA in 2015 where she has had formal roles teaching 1st and 2nd  year medical students microbiology and infectious diseases. She currently serves as the Medical Director of Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medical Director of the CARE Clinic, and an Associate Program Director for the UCLA Multicampus Infectious Disease Fellowship. Additionally, she serves as a co-editor of the State-of-the-Art Reviews in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Her academic passions remain health equity, clinical decision making, narrative medicine and all things infectious diseases.




Medical Board Certifications

Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


Infectious Disease, UCSF Medical Center, 2012


Internal Medicine, UCSF Medical Center, 2010


Internal Medicine, UCSF Medical Center, 2008


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, 2007


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Cryptococcal Disease
  • Implementation Science


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Golden Apple Award, DGSOM Class of 2023
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Golden Apple Award, DGSOM Class of 2021
  • Golden Apple Award, Class of 2020
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2020