David Morris, MD

Medical Director, AAHIVS

Before coming to D.A.P., in January 2016, Dr. Morris was Medical Director and Attending Physician at Pride Medical, an LGBT-oriented clinic in Atlanta, from 1999 to 2015. He is a certified HIV Specialist and Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with a proven commitment to medical excellence spanning 28 years of hospital and outpatient clinical […]

David Hersh, MD

Director of Community Health & Development, Psychiatrist


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Dr. David Hersh, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, joined Desert AIDS Project in early 2013 as a staff Psychiatrist and accepted the position of Chief Clinical Officer in January 2016 after serving as Director of Clinical Services for the prior two years.  He continues to manage a patient caseload in addition to his administrative duties. As Chief Clinical Officer, […]

John Roberts, MD

Director of Behavioral Health, Psychiatrist

Howard A. Aronow, MD

Howard Aaron Aronow, MD, or Aaron as everyone including his patients call him, is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine where he has been on faculty since 1990. At present, he directs the HIV Neurology program part-time, but is happy to also join us part-time at Desert AIDS […]

Timothy Carroll, PhD

Clinical Psychologist Mental Health

David L. Scott, MD

Psychiatrist

Jon Colbert, The DOCK Clinical Director

Nurse Practitioner, BS, MSN, FNP-C

Jon Colbert joins the team at Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) with many years of management experience, preparing him well to be a “natural” to oversee the daily operations of The DOCK, where he provides testing and treatment for a variety of sexually-transmitted infections, as well as providing PrEP and PEP therapy to those who wish […]

Jim Cox, DC

Chiropractor

After touring D.A.P. and learning that chiropractic was not currently available, Dr. Jim Cox agreed to begin offering his services in The DOCK on Fridays from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, beginning August 5th. Additional hours and days of chiropractic service will be […]

Daniel Jo, DDS

Dentist

Shubha Kerkar, MD

Physician, MACP

Dr. Shubha Kerkar has the distinction of serving at the Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) for over 2 decades – longer than any current staff members! She moved to Palm Springs in 1990 after completing her MD in Philadelphia – Internal Medicine at Episcopal Hospital, followed by a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Hahnemann University Hospital. […]

Victoria Landry

Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, BSN, ANP-BC, RN

Before D.A.P., Victoria Landry worked in a variety of environments including hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and nursing homes. Her extensive training – including her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree – was put to good use providing in-home health services, including assessments, diagnostics, and treatment of […]

Matt Moran, Senior Nurse Practitioner Specialist

MSN, NP, PHN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS

Mr. Moran is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APNP). He has specialized, post-graduate education and training in the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, and he has completed a Fellowship in HIV Medicine. Additionally, Mr. Moran has received the advanced education and training required to perform high-resolution anoscopies, used in the diagnosis and treatment […]

Tulika Singh, MD, MS AAHIVS

HIV Primary Care Physician, ID Specialist

Dr. Singh is a Board Certified HIV Specialist, and an Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine Physician, working in HIV care since 2009. Prior to joining the Desert AIDS Project, she worked as a Primary Care and Infectious Disease Specialist at North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven, Michigan, and an HIV Specialist at Mercy Health […]

Dan Parker PhD - Psychologist

Daniel Parker, PhD

Clinical Psychologist Mental Health

Dr. Daniel Parker is a clinical psychologist with the Behavioral Health Services Department at Desert AIDS Project. Dr. Parker has over 20 years of experience providing mental health services […]

Phyllis Ritchie, MD

Senior Physician Specialist, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Phyllis Ritchie is a board certified Infectious Disease specialist.  Originally from San Francisco, she received her undergraduate BA degree from San Francisco State University, majoring in Italian. Dr. Ritchie went to medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center.  Dr. Ritchie received specialty training in […]

Anthony Velasco

MS, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNS, CMSRN, ACRN

Anthony Velasco is an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and has been working in HIV care since 2010. Prior to joining the Desert AIDS Project, he worked as a clinical nurse supervisor at UC San Diego Health in an acute medicine unit specializing in HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis, opportunistic infections, and AIDS-related cancers. Mr. Velasco earned […]

James Sherman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hector Visozo is a provider at Desert AIDS Project

Hector Paul Vizoso

RN-BC, MSN, NE-BC, ACRN, CCRC

Helping to keep our operations running smoothly in the health center is Hector Vizoso as D.A.P.’s Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator/Nurse Manager. Fluent in Spanish, he prides himself on being a creative problem solver and leader, adept at managing projects and people while providing support and promoting a cohesive […]

Melanie Wolfe, LMFT, CNS

Mental Health Clinician

Rodney Fox

Nurse Practitioner

Rodney Fox is a Nurse Practitioner, from a small Appalachian town in rural Tennessee, graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in 1997. Upon graduation, he moved to Atlanta, GA where he worked as a Registered Nurse in General Medicine, followed by Emergency and Trauma, and then eventually moving […]

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