Valley Fever Institute
1700 Mount Vernon Avenue 661.706.6748

About us


Kern Medical has a long history caring for those suffering from Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis), which began with Hans E. Einstein, MD (Feb. 3, 1923 – Aug. 11, 2012). Dr. Einstein was the foremost authority on the disease and chaired the Department for decades.

Today, internationally recognized infectious disease experts Royce Johnson, MD, and Arash Heidari, MD, continue to research valley fever, care for patients, and are currently participating in a National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical trial.