Dr. Taylor is a board-certified cardiologist and clinical researcher, specializing in cardiovascular imaging and prevention. He is currently the Chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and a member of the corporate Board of Directors for MedStar Health, the leading academic health system in the Washington DC / Maryland region. He obtained his medical training at Johns Hopkins University, followed by internal medicine residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Virginia. During a 20-year career in the United States Army at Walter Reed, he served as the Director of Cardiovascular Research, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program, and Chief of the Cardiology service. He is a full Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences and Georgetown University.
Dr. Taylor’s major research accomplishments include defining the role of lipid-lowering therapy on carotid atherosclerosis, focusing on HDL cholesterol and the use of niacin. His pioneering work in the field of cardiac CT includes conducting long-term prospective outcomes trials, randomized clinical trials on the utility of the technique, and methods to enhance the safety and appropriateness of cardiovascular imaging. Dr. Taylor served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular CT, and as Editor of the Braunwald’s Heart Disease companion text atlas on cardiac CT.