Our Team

Our team is committed, vibrant, knowledgeable, and professional.

Tonny Tanus, M.D., CCRP

Investigator

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.

Eric J. Boren, M.D.

Investigator

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.

Kristy Walker, MSA-HCM, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager

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

Wendy Noriega

Clinical Research Coordinator

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.

Tami McCreight

Clinical Research Coordinator

Tami joined our office in 2018 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 dog and bird, Bella & Harley.

Mariya Rodriguez

Regulatory Coordinator II

Mariya joined our team in 2015, she is Regulatory Coordinator II at Kern Research, Inc. She recently obtained her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at California State University, Bakersfield. 

Ivana Mendoza

Clinical Trial Assistant

Ivana joined our team in 2018 as a Clinical Trial Assistant. She is currently attending Taft College to get her A.S. in engineering. In her free time, she enjoys gaming with her friends and traveling.

Penelope Aguirre

Clinical Research Coordinator

Penelople joined our team in 2020 as a Clinical Research Coordinator.