Dr. Kevin Tangonan is a staff physician and Site Medical Director at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center. Dr. Tangonan joined APLA in 2020 upon the completion of his medical training. He received his medical degree from Touro University, completed his residency locally at the White Memorial medical center Family Medicine program, and then continued his postdoctoral education with a fellowship in HIV in the Infectious Disease unit of LAC+USC. Dr. Tangonan is board certified in Family Medicine and accredited by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
APLA’s mission to achieve healthcare equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities aligns with Dr. Tangonan’s mission and reason for pursuing medicine.
Kevin lives in Los Angeles with his husband—a theme park and hospital architect—and they have two fur babies: Rocco the beagle and Kit the Shiba Inu. While in college, Kevin initially studied music, but then pivoted his focus towards HIV/AIDS after his best friend found out about their diagnosis. That experience kicked off Kevin’s pursuit of medicine and passion for providing culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ population. In his spare time, Kevin can sometimes be spotted riding his bicycle around Los Angeles or casually posting his culinary experiments on social media.