Authors
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Faculty in Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine in Residence at Olive View Medical Center
    Dr. Talan received his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical College in Chicago. He completed his residencies in Internal and Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and its associated medical centers. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Infectious Diseases. From 1993 to 2014, Dr. Talan was Chairman of the Olive View-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine. He is currently faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He is Professor of Medicine in Residence (Emeritus) at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Talan serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine News and is a reviewer for many journals including Clinical Infectious Diseases, JAMA, and The Medical Letter. Dr. Talan is considered an authority in the area of acute infections that result in severe morbidity and death. His research focuses on emergency department-based surveillance and epidemiological research of emerging infections and clinical investigations of acute infectious diseases. He has investigated skin and soft tissue infections, animal and human bites, rabies, tetanus, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, meningitis, and sepsis. Dr. Talan has several publications in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine, including the seminal research on the emergence of community associated-MRSA in patients with skin and soft tissue infections. He edited and authored the Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America edition on infectious disease emergences. He is principal investigator of a CDC-supported emergency department-based national sentinel network for research on emerging infectious diseases in the United States called EMERGEncy ID NET, which has been in existence since 1995. He was principal investigator of a recently completed NIH contract to study off-patent antibiotics to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-associated MRSA called STOP MRSA. He is currently principal investigator of an NIH R21 grant to study non-operative management of acute uncomplicated appendicitis. Dr. Talan has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on infectious disease emergencies and emergency department surveillance and research.
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine and Faculty, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Olive View Medical Center
    Gregory Moran MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is Chief of Emergency Medicine, as well as faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Moran is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases, and completed all his postgraduate training at UCLA. His career focus has been infectious disease issues in the Emergency Department. Research interests include community-associated MRSA, skin and soft tissue infections, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, infection control, rapid diagnostics, and nonsurgical management of appendicitis. Research publications have appeared in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Moran is a co-investigator for EMERGEncy ID NET, a nationwide network of emergency departments developed in collaboration with the CDC for the study of emerging infectious diseases, and also co-investigator for the STOP MRSA clinical trial funded by the NIH. He is a frequent lecturer nationwide at educational programs regarding infectious diseases in the emergency department, and is Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. He also served as medical advisor for 5 seasons of the NBC television program “ER”.