Appointed Deputy Mayor: February 2020
Dr. (Jonathan) Hien Truong received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992. Afterwards, he continued clinical training in internal medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Truong completed Infectious Disease Fellowships at both Yale University, and UCLA Schools of Medicine. He is a Diplomate for the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a subspecialty in Infectious Disease. He is also a member of the Infectious Disease Association of California, Infectious Disease Society of America, and the California Medical Association.
Dr. Truong joined Kaiser in 1996, and started working in the Antelope Valley in 2000. In 2001, he was appointed as a Clinical Instructor of the Department of Infectious Diseases for the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr Truong is renowned for his work in Coccidioides immitis (Valley Fever) fungal infections. He published significant research articles on Coccidioides immitis meningitis and pneumonia in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. He is currently principle investigator on a research project regarding Coccidioides immitis pneumonia, sponsored by National Institute of Health (NIH), and Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jonathan Truong devotes much of his time volunteering to improving the health of the community. In the San Fernando Valley, he volunteers on a weekly basis at an HIV clinic to treat the uninsured. He also speaks frequently at educational symposiums regarding Valley Fever in the Antelope Valley, and near-by communities of Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, and Kern County.
In 2005, Dr. Truong was honored as Physician Specialist of the Year by Kaiser Permanente, Antelope Valley. In 2007, He was elected to the SC Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors. In 2008, he was appointed Chief of Department of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente.
(Jonathan) Hien T. Truong currently is the Assistant Area Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente, Antelope Valley. He also serves as the Chair of Hospital Infection Control for both Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. In 2020, he was elected to serve as Vice Chief of Staff at Palmdale Regional Medical Center.