Meet Our Health Officers

Dr. Patrick Luedtke
Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH
Senior Public Health Officer

Dr. Lisandra Guzman
Lisandra Guzman, MD, MPH
Deputy Public Health Officer
Dr. Patrick Luedtke is a Preventive Medicine and Primary Care physician. He serves as Lane County’s Senior Public Health Officer, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the department of Health & Human Services' nine divisions and its six clinics.

Dr. Luedtke received his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette University. He completed his Preventive Medicine training and a Master’s of Public Health degree at the University of Utah and his Internal Medicine training at Naval Hospital Oakland (California).

Prior to joining Lane County, he spent 11 years in Utah at the State Health Department where he served as the State Public Health Laboratory Director, Deputy State Epidemiologist, Acting State Epidemiologist, and Adult Medicine Director (Medicaid clinics). He has also been a Public Health Professor at the University of Utah, serving as the course director for the MPH & PhD environmental health and toxicology coursework. Prior to Utah, Dr. Luedtke served 12 years as an active duty Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Luedtke regularly appears on local television and radio news to talk about public health. You can also listen to his weekly radio show, Health Matters, on KWVA 88.1FM in Eugene. 

Dr. Lisandra Guzman is a Preventative Medicine physician who serves as Lane County’s Deputy Public Health Officer in addition to seeing patients in both the Communicable Disease clinic and the Community Health Centers of Lane County. Dr. Guzman was trained in the Veteran Affairs system of Loma Linda, CA where she received both her Doctor of Medicine and her Masters in Public Health. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Guzman conducts health education classes to assist community members with ending tobacco use and making healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Guzman also trains providers to offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with the aim of preventing transmission of HIV.