BEND, Ore.— Bend Memorial Clinic Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Providers, Dr. Jon Lutz and Dr. Laurie D’Avignon, recently received recognition for successfully completing the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) Certificate of Knowledge Examination. In recognition of the critical need for travel medicine practitioners to maintain and increase their skills and knowledge, the ISTM has developed a continuing professional development program for travel medicine practitioners. The program is structured around a 10-year cycle of professional education, study and involvement in the field of travel medicine. Activities which comprise this program include, but are not limited to: passing an examination, educational programs and products, writing, editing and reviewing publications, teaching, research, clinical work and other professional development in which travel medicine practitioners participate.

The Certificate recognizes individual excellence in knowledge of travel medicine and proves Drs. Lutz and D’Avignon have achieved a solid understanding of the travel medicine body of knowledge.

Dr. Lutz has over two decades of experience and came to Bend Memorial Clinic in 2009 from a private practice in Fresno, California. Dr. Lutz received his Medical Degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UCLA. He completed his Residency at Long Beach, VA, Internship at Wadsworth VA, Los Angeles and Fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Stanford University. Dr. Lutz is board certified in American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Infectious Diseases.  His areas of interest include general infectious diseases, invasive fungal infections, and travel and tropical medicine.  Dr. Lutz believes infectious disease medicine provides many intellectual challenges and puzzles to solve.

Dr. D’Avignon worked as an Infectious Disease Physician at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. D’Avignon was also the Director of the Infectious Diseases and Global Health Security Program at Defense Institute for Medical Operations, as well as, an Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at National Institutes of Health, an Internal Medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center and received her medical degree from University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lutz or Dr. D’Avignon please call 541-382-4900.

About Bend Memorial Clinic

Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 120 providers representing 30 specialties including Urgent Care, Primary Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Clinical Services. With five locations BMC is the largest multi-specialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCare™. The Clinic has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit


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Katy Sparks
Bend Memorial Clinic


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