Vahdatyar Amirpour M.D.

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Orthopedics

Years in Practice: 25 years

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Medical School
Tehran Medical School
Internship
Margate General Hospital, United Kingdom
Residency
Margate General Hospital, United Kingdom
Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Amirpour hunting and fishing outside of work.

John Buxton, M.D.

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General Surgery with Laparoscopic Procedures

Years in Practice:Since 1989 in Bakersfield

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Kern Family Health Care

College
1972 Andrews University - Berrien Springs, Michigan
BA Chemistry
Medical School
1976 Loma Linda University
Internship
1976-1977 White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles CA
Residency
1977-1980 White Memorial Hospital Los Angeles CA
1981 -1983 Polyclinic Medical Center Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Buxton enjoys activities such as trail riding and building model aircrafts. He is married and has two daughters. Outside of work, he is also involved as his church.

Danny Huynh, M.D.

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Urology

College
University of California, Irvine
Medical School
St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency
University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, in Columbia
Urology Resident


Dr. Danny Huynh has earned numerous academic honors including the Dean’s Academic Achievement and Service Award. Dr. Huynh is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.

Arnold Lim, D.O.

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Orthopedic Surgery

College
University of California, Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University in Vallejo, California
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Cardiovascular Fellowship with Dr. Michael E. Debakey
Methodist Hospital, Houston TX
Endovascular Fellowship
Stanford University California

Dr. Lim’s practice includes the care of the entire spectrum of Orthopaedic management with a particular interest in sports-related injuries. Dr. Lim is a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Lorenc Malellari, M.D.

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Colorectal Surgery

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Medicare
Kaiser
Kern Family
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College
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
General Surgery Residency
New York Medical College - Westchester Medical Center

Dr. Malellari is trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic Surgery procedures. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Javier Miro, M.D.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Medicare
Kaiser
Kern Family
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College
University of California, Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology General Surgery Residency
University of Rochester, New York
Cardiovascular Fellowship with Dr. Michael E. Debakey
Methodist Hospital, Houston TX
Endovascular Fellowship
Stanford University California

Dr. Miro loves outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He is married with 3 daughters and one grandson

Michael Oefelein, M.D.

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Urological oncology, laparoscopic surgery, female urology

Years in Practice: 15+ years
University Hospitals at Cleveland – 6 years
Private Practice, San Diego CA – 8 years

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College University of Rochester, Bachelors of Science-Biochemistry (Cum Laude), with highest Distinction in Research.
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Immunology Area of Concentration.
Surgical Residency
Northwestern University School of Medicine-McGaw Medical Center
Urological Residency
Northwestern University School of Medicine-McGaw Medical Center
Chief Resident
Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center
McGaw Medical Center

Dr. Oefelein enjoys writing and sports such as cycling and skiing. He also coaches track and field outside of work. He is married with three children.

Charles Vincent Phillips, M.D.

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General surgery including thyroid, breast, gastrointestinal tract, biliary and colon.

Years in Practice: 1979 – Present in Bakersfield

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Medicare
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Kern Family Health Care

College
1969 -1972 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Medical School
1972 – 1975 Baylor College of Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Internship
1975-1976 Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
Residency
1976-1979 Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Phillips interests include history, economics, hunting, travel, and spending time with his family. He and his wife have three daughters and one son whom all live across the country from Kansas City, Dallas, Ft Worth, and Bakersfield.

Charities: St. Francis Parish School

Pro Bono work: helps instructional surgery in Guatemala

Denise Portugal, M.D.

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General Surgery

Years in Practice: 2007 – Present

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Medicare
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Kern Family Health Care

College
1995-2001 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Bachelor of Science, Economics (Biochemistry minor)
Medical School
2001-2006 Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Medicine
Residency
2007-2011 Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
General Surgery Categorical Resident
2011-2012 Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
General Surgery Academic Chief Resident
Residency Advisory Council Vice Chair

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Edward Taylor, M.D.

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General Surgery

Years in Practice: 1988 – Present

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Medicare
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Kern Family Health Care

College
1979 – 1983 Univ. of CA @ Davis – BS – Biochemistry, Honors
Medical School
1983 – 1987 Univ. of CA @ Davis - MD
Internship
1987 – 1988 Internship – Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
Residency
1988 – 1992 Residency – Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA

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Edwin Youngstrom, M.D.

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Urology

College
University of Pennsylvania
Biology
Medical School
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL
Internship
Michigan State University
Residency
E.W. Sparrow Hospital Lansing, Missouri

While serving his residency, Dr. Youngstrom was appointed Chief Resident and was a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty where he taught undergraduates and medical students the pathophysiology and physical evaluation of urologic disease processes. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society and received the Pathology Award for Outstanding performance in pathology classwork. Dr. Youngstrom is board eligible in urology with the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. He is also a candidate member of the American Urological Association.

Jing Zhou, M.D.

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General Surgery

College
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in Nanjing, China
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Louisiana State University
Mathematics
Medical School
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency
Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Zhou is board eligible in General Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons.