Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA


Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA, is a second-year Department of Veterans Affairs RWJF Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA). Talamantes is an internal medicine physician who graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. His experiences as the son of Mexican immigrants, his work with uninsured patients, and his leadership in regional physician groups motivated him to pursue a Clinical Scholars fellowship. His research interest includes improving health care access for undocumented patients and enhancing diversity in the health care workforce. He is the co-founder of “Alliance in Mentorship,” a nonprofit organization that developed www.MiMentor.org, a virtual mentorship website for aspiring health professionals.