Open Accessibility Menu

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


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

Shikha Mishra MD

Medical School: Assam Medical College, India

Residency: McLaren Flint/Michigan State University

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Academic/Clinical Interests: Tropical infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, coccidioidomycosis, medical education, and serving the underserved.

General Interests: Spending time with my newborn, Traveling the world, Exploring different cuisines, Hiking, swimming

Why Kern Medical ID?

I am particularly interested in studying the impact of infectious diseases on underserved populations and finding ways to improve access to care. Kern Medical's focus on providing comprehensive infectious disease care, including the treatment and prevention of conditions such as HIV/AIDS and coccidioidomycosis, is especially appealing to me. The hospital's dedication to serving the needs of the community aligns with my own values, and I am excited at the prospect of working with experts in the field to help improve health outcomes for patients.

Dr. Mishra’s Publications