Valley Fever Institute

Meet Kern Medical’s Valley Fever Experts

To make an appointment with a Valley Fever Expert, please contact us at 661.706.6748.

The Valley Fever Institute is located in Bakersfield, CA.

Royce H. Johnson,

Royce H. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Medical Director, Valley Fever Institute
Chief, Infectious Disease, Kern Medical
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Arash Heidari

Arash Heidari, M.D.
Associate Medical Director of Valley Fever Institute
Fellowship Director, Infectious Disease Program, Kern Medical
Director, Medicine Sub Specialty Clinics, Kern Medical
Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kuran

Rasha Kuran, MD
Associate Medical Director, Valley Fever Institute
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Augustine Munoz

Augustine Muñoz, MD
Associate Medical Director, Valley Fever Institute
Director, Pulmonary Services, Kern Medical
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Kern Medical
Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dana Brucker, RN

Dana Brucker, RN
Research Manager, Valley Fever Institute

Jeff Joliff

Jeff Joliff, Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP, CDE
Clinical Pharmacist, Valley Fever Institute
Associate Director of Pharmacy, Kern Medical
Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Kern Medical 

Isabel Fong

Isabel Fong, Pharm.D., BCIDP, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Disease, Valley Fever Institute

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