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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

Fellows

Carlos D’Assumpcao MD

Undergraduate: University of Toronto, Canada

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Kern Medical – UCLA

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and more recently, Bakersfield, CA

Academic/Clinical Interests:

Endemic fungal infections, sexually transmitted infections, public health, antibiotic stewardship, ID in underserved populations, medical education

General Interests:

Animal rescue, skiing, mountain biking, road trips, rock climbing, basketball, soccer, sailing, baseball

Why Kern Medical ID?

Kern Medical offers a unique ID experience as a safety net hospital caring for an underserved population who present with a wide array of infectious diseases. Providing state of the art services via our UCLA appointed ID Faculty; having strong graduate medical education and alumni programs and located in California’s epidemiological epicenter of coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) - it is unlike anywhere else. It is an honor to be the inaugural fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases within Kern Medical’s Department of Medicine. To my mentors, I hope to make you proud.

Dr. D'Assumpcao's Publications


Michael Valdez MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Residency: Kern Medical – UCLA

Hometown: Orange, California

Academic/Clinical Interests:

Public health, HIV, fungal infections (Coccidioidomycosis)

General Interests:

Cycling, golf, ice hockey, spending time with my wife and two dogs

Why Kern Medical ID?

The Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at Kern Medical provides an opportunity to gain experience in diagnosing and managing a wide variety of diseases. More specifically, given that Kern Medical is located in an endemic region for coccidioidomycosis, the Valley Fever Institute is at the forefront of valley fever research. I have been fortunate to train at Kern Medical, both as a student and as a resident, during which time I already received great mentorship from the UCLA appointed ID faculty. I look forward to continuing my medical education as an Infectious Disease Fellow at Kern Medical.

Dr. Valdez’ Publications