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Jenna E. Holmen


Pediatric infectious disease physician
Antibiotic nerd and nature lover

Dr. Jenna E. Holmen is a pediatrician who specializes in caring for children with known or suspected infections. She treats patients in the clinic or hospital, as well as patients who are home following discharge from the hospital but continue to need antibiotic therapy.

With a keen interest in epidemiology (the study of disease factors such as which groups tend to get a disease and why), Holmen is involved with several epidemiological studies. Her research examines the relationship between respiratory syncytial virus (a cause of respiratory tract infections) and neighborhood-associated socioeconomic factors. She is also passionate about antimicrobial stewardship (optimizing antibiotic use to control the development of drug-resistant bacteria) and has worked on several studies and projects in this field.

Holmen earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

In her free time, Holmen enjoys running on the trails near her home. She is a voracious reader.

  • Education

    Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD, 2012

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 2019

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

It is a great privilege and honor to care for my patients. My greatest joy is to see a child smile again after recovering from a severe infection.

Where I see patients (2)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.