Efrain Talamantes, M.D., M.B.A., MSHPM

Efrain Talamantes, M.D., M.B.A., MSHPM


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency
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General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Reducing Health Disparities


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2008

M.B.A., Emory University, Atlanta GA 2007

MSHPM, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles CA 2014

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2002


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2011


Internal Medicine and Health Services, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships

California Medical Association

Latino Physicians of California

National Hispanic Medical Association

Society of General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

UCLA / Charles R. Drew University of Health Sciences Latino Medical Student Association Faculty/Staff of the year Award, 2015

Select Recent Publications

Iyer SP, Jones A, Talamantes E, Barnert ES, Kanzaria HK, Detz A, Daskivich TJ, Jones L, Ryan GW, Mahajan AP. Improving Health Care for the Future Uninsured in Los Angeles County: A Community-Partnered Dialogue. Ethn Dis. 2015 Nov 5;25(4):487-94.

Talamantes E, Moreno G, Guerrero LR, Mangione CM, Morales LS. Hablamos juntos (together we speak): a brief patient-reported measure of the quality of interpretation. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2014 Sep 9;5:87-92.

Talamantes E, Mangione CM, Gonzalez K, Jimenez A, Gonzalez F, Moreno G. Community college pathways: improving the U.S. physician workforce pipeline. Acad Med. 2014 Dec;89(12):1649-56.

Goodfellow A, Ulloa JG, Dowling PT, Talamantes E, Chheda S, Bone C, Moreno G. Predictors of Primary Care Physician Practice Location in Underserved Urban or Rural Areas in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review. Acad Med. 2016 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Talamantes E, Moreno G. Immigration Policies and the U.S. Medical Education System: A Diverse Physician Workforce to Reduce Health Disparities. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Aug;30(8):1058-9.