David Morris, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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 […]

Tulika Singh, MD, MS AAHIVS

Associate-Chief Medical Officer

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 […]

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

Timothy Carroll, Ph.D., joined Desert AIDS Project in 2016, the same year he moved to Palm Springs. He formerly worked for Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa in the Department of Psychiatry for 17 years. Dr. Carroll specializes in working with mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. He is originally from a small town […]

Jim Cox, DC


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


Dr. Daniel Jo was born and raised in Orange County, California and has lived in Southern California his entire life. He began working at D.A.P.’s Dental Clinic in August 2015 and finds it fulfilling to work at a nonprofit organization providing dental care to our underserved clientele. His hobbies include going to the gym, video […]

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! Dr. Kerkar is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and for 12 years has maintained certification and credentialing by the American Academy of HIV Medicine-AAHIVS. She has been nominated as the Top Doctor in Infectious Diseases by […]

Matt Moran, Senior Nurse Practitioner Specialist


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 […]

Anthony Velasco


Anthony Velasco is an award-winning 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 […]

Hector Paul Vizoso


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 […]

Ryan Yamashiro, DDS


Dr. Ryan Yamashiro graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and has been working at D.A.P.’s dental clinic for a little over 2 years. He is originally from Hawaii but now lives in Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, surfing, and traveling.

Christopher Foltz, MD

Internal Medicine

Prior to joining Desert AIDS Project, Dr. Foltz was located in Los Angeles where he completed his training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He is currently Board certified in Internal Medicine. Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Foltz was born and raised in a suburb of Kansas City, KS. He completed his undergraduate education, majoring […]

Trent Broadus

Nurse Practitioner

Trent Broadus has been providing both HIV/AIDS care and Hepatitis treatment since 2013. Originally from Mississippi, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to 2013, Trent practiced internal medicine utilizing his critical care background. He worked for many years at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego as a […]

David Lee

Clinical Services RN

David Lee is the Clinical Services RN at the DOCK, D.A.P.’s  STI clinic. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. He also has a degree in Clinical Laboratory Services from George Washington University. David brings in over 20 years of healthcare experience from the United States Army, Eisenhower Medical Center, […]

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