Kirsten Vitrikas


Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Program Director
Location: David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA
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University of Virginia- B.A. 1995
Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia- M.D. 1999
Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD; Residency in Family Medicine - 1999-2002
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Fellowship in Obstetrics - 2005-2006
Helms Institute Medical Acupuncture Course - 2008
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: Fellowship in Faculty Development - 2010


Kirsten R. Vitrikas, M.D., is the Program Director for the David Grant USAF Medical Center Family Medicine Residency located at Travis AFB, California. In this role she provides oversight of the curriculum and training of 36 Family Medicine residents in addition to supervision of 13 faculty. Dr. Vitrikas earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Maryland. She subsequently completed an Obstetrics Fellowship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and later a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
During her USAF career, Dr. Vitrikas has served in many roles: as a staff physician at Sembach AB, Germany and as faculty and subsequently Residency Director of two Air Force Residency Programs at Travis AFB, California and Scott AFB, Illinois. Dr. Vitrikas has contributed scholarly writings on a variety of topics including obstetrics, thrombophilias and diabetes.
Dr. Vitrikas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP). Previously she served in the role of Resident Member of the board and as Chair of the Resident and Student Affairs Committee of this organization.


Vitrikas KV, Savard DJ, Bucaj M. Screening for Developmental Delay. American Family Physician. 2017; 96(1): 36-43

Vitrikas, KV. Key Components of PCMH. STFM and AFMRD Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource 2017

Vitrikas, KV. Thrombophilia and Hypercoagulable States. In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2017, Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer

Vitrikas, KV. Peripheral Nervous System Disorders. In: Taylors Family Medicine. 2015

Lindsay, TJ, Vitrikas, KV. Evaluation and management of infertility. American Family Physician. 2015; 91 (5):308-314

Lindsay, TJ, Vitrikas, KV, Temporal, M, Herndon, C. Diabetic Neuropathic Pain: Real World Treatment Options. Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics. 2012;4: 169-183

Vitrikas KV. Thrombophilia In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2010; update 2017

Vitrikas KV. Preconception and prenatal care. In: Mengel MB, ed. Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention; 5th ed McGraw-Hill Medical; Chapter 97; 2008. Revision 2014