Dr. Kajita completed a bachelor's degree at Barnard College, Columbia University, a medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a primary care medicine residency at NYU School of Medicine. Following residency she became an attending physician for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, New York Harbor Healthcare, where she also served as firm chief for the Department of Medicine and associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency. In 2005, she was appointed clinical instructor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, where she also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Kajita's broad range of teaching, administrative, and clinical experience includes the development of a global health elective for internal medicine residents and service as a TB unit supervisor and medical referent for Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, MSF-USA Association, and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kajita has received multiple teacher-of-the-year awards at NYU.