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Our Team

Tonny Tanus, M.D., CCRP

Tonny Tanus, M.D., CCRP

Dr. Tanus is board-certified with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and had a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Tanus’ interest in researching innovative treatments for Allergy began in 1992 and continues today as an Investigator in phase III and IV clinical trials. He used his passion for research to found Kern Allergy and Medical Research, Inc. in Bakersfield in 2008. His articles and research appear in several medical journals. Dr. Tanus received his M.D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a B.S. (cum laude) from University of Washington, Seattle.

He is a member of the Kern County Medical Society and is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

Dr. Tanus enjoys traveling, spending time with his four children, and playing sports like golf and tennis along with watching football.

 

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Tonny Tanus, M.D., CCRP

Investigator
Eric J. Boren, M.D.

Eric J. Boren, M.D.

Dr. Boren is Board-Certified with the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and the American Board of Internal Medicine(ABIM). Before joining Kern Allergy Medical Clinic, Inc. in 2008, Dr. Boren was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis (2003-2006), where he also had a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Barbara College Hospital, where he was Chief Resident. He received his M.D. from University of California, Davis, a B.S. in Physiology from UCLA, and an Associate of Science in Biology from Bakersfield College. Dr. Boren has published several articles in medical journals.

His passion for medical research has had an outlet as an Investigator in phase III and phase IV Clinical Research trials since 2008.

He serves on the board of the Kern County Medical Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

Dr. Boren is a Bakersfield native. He is an avid sports fan, and proud father of two children.

 

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Eric J. Boren, M.D.

Investigator
Darryl Altavas, NP

Darryl Altavas, NP

Darryl Christian R. Altavas is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Nursing in the Philippines in 2009 and his Masters of Science in Nursing at Charles Drew University in 2014. Prior to joining Kern Allergy Medical Group, he worked as a Registered Nurse at San Joaquin Community Hospital. He also worked as a clinical instructor at Preferred College of Nursing. Darryl has a national certification as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is a member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP).

Darryl joined the practice in 2015. As a Nurse Practitioner, he performs physical exams, orders and interprets laboratory, allergy and pulmonary function tests, and formulates treatment plans.

In his free time, he enjoys biking, traveling, and spending time with his family which includes a new baby girl.

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Darryl Altavas, NP

Investigator
Kristy Walker, MSA-HCM, CCRP

Kristy Walker, MSA-HCM, CCRP

Degrees:
MSA in Health Care Management, California State University of Bakersfield

B.S. in Business Management, California State University of Bakersfield

Research:
Experience in Phase III and IV trials since 2004

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Kristy Walker, MSA-HCM, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager
Wendy Noriega

Wendy Noriega

Wendy joined our team in 2012 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from Santa Barbara with a degree in vocational nursing. In her free time, Wendy enjoys relaxing at home with her family.

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Wendy Noriega

Clinical Research Coordinator
Alejandra Tapia

Alejandra Tapia

Alejandra joined our team in 2015 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from UEI college with her in degree in medical assisting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Alejandra Tapia

Clinical Research Coordinator
Josie Uclaray, LVN

Josie Uclaray, LVN

Josie joined our team in 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from Bakersfield College with a degree in vocational nursing. In her free time, Josie enjoys spending time with her family, going to Disneyland and traveling.

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Josie Uclaray, LVN

Clinical Research Coordinator
Mariya Rodriguez

Mariya Rodriguez

Mariya joined our team in 2015 as a Clinical Trial Assistant. She is currently attending California State Bakersfield to obtain her degree in Sports Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and going to Disneyland!

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Mariya Rodriguez

Clinical Trial Assistant
Mia Monroe

Mia Monroe

Mia joined our team in 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from UEI with a degree in medical assisting. In her free time she loves to read and relax at the beach!

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Mia Monroe

Clinical Research Coordinator