Who We Are
The Rio Bravo Cancer Center was founded in 2016 with the goal of providing the most advanced cancer treatments to the undeserved regions of Bakersfield and Kern County. With a world class team of physicians and state of the art diagnostic and treatment technology, we offer cutting edge cancer services paired with compassionate counseling and support.
The cancer center is comprised of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology. The two departments collaborate to provide our patients with the highest quality patient care. Our team works together to treat cancer comprehensively and to ensure that no person must face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology
Jekwon Yeh, MD is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Rio Bravo Cancer Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Yeh graduated cum laude in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical training at Boston University School of Medicine. He then underwent specialty training in radiation oncology in Los Angeles at the Southern California Permanente Group.
Dr. Ricardo Salas
Director of Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Salas is excited to return to the San Joaquin Valley and join Rio Bravo Cancer Center in Bakersfield. He attended the University of California Berkeley where he majored in Molecular Cell Biology. From there, he went on to complete a master's degree in Public Health at San Diego State University School of Public Health while working for the American Cancer Society (ACS). He then went on to complete his medical degree(MD) from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then completed his residency and fellowship in a joint training program at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Group.