Mark Talavera, MD serves as CEP America’s Vice President for Hospital Medicine, playing a key role in the integration of physician services across the acute care continuum. A specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Talavera received his Medical Degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Los Angeles/Harbor UCLA Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Talavera studied health services at the UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Talavera has an extensive background in hospitalist group management and most recently served as Vice President of Healthcare Services at AppleCare Medical Group based in Southern California. He is a practicing pulmonologist/intensivist and hospitalist at CEP America sites.