Born and raised in Nebraska, Dr. Antoniskis graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1982. Afterwards, she finished her training in California, completing her internship at San Francisco General Hospital. Which was followed by an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship, both at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
As her training occurred during the early years of the HIV epidemic, she has practiced HIV medicine ever since. Noting, “It’s been very gratifying to see remarkable advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS during my career.
She met her husband at LA County Hospital and they moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991, where they raised two sons and one daughter.
Regarding her practice at Kaiser Permanente, “I am one of six providers in the Immune Deficiency Clinic, located within the East Interstate Medical Office, where we provide care for members with HIV/AIDS. We believe in providing care with a multidisciplinary team, and the patient is a very important member of the team. It is also important that everyone take responsibility for their own health, and that includes eating well, exercising and avoiding tobacco use.”