David Taylor, MD

Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Oncology
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Transplantation
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Cancer and the Heart
  • Cancer Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure In Women
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
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About David Taylor, MD

David O. Taylor, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic and a Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is the Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship.

Dr. Taylor earned his medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque. He served a residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia followed by fellowships in cardiology and heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2001, Dr. Taylor served 10 years at the University of Utah where he was Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program. He was a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Utah Medical Center, receiving five Outstanding Teaching Awards during his tenure there.

Dr. Taylor was elected President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation for 2011-12 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation for 2011-2013 (previously 2000 to 2003). Prior to this he has served as the Associate Director for Heart Transplantation for the International Society Transplantation Registry. He serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for many leading journals in his specialty, including Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Heart Journal and Journal of the American College of Cardiology and is Associate Editor of the prestigious American Journal of Transplantation. He also serves as an abstract grader at national and international scientific meetings and has chaired numerous scientific symposia and plenary sessions.

He has been principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous studies related to cardiac transplantation and treatment of congestive heart failure. Dr. Taylor is widely published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals on topics in his specialty interests and is the author of multiple chapters in medical textbooks on cardiovascular-related subjects. A frequent lecturer at symposia and conferences worldwide, Dr. Taylor in 1996 was Co-Chair of the Medical Affairs Committee for the United States Transplant Olympic Games.

Dr. Taylor is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. His special interests include congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Cardiology/Cardiac Transplanta
Richmond, VA USA

Residency - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Richmond, VA USA

Internship - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Richmond, VA USA

Medical School - University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM USA

Undergraduate - Baylor University
Waco, TX USA

Professional Highlights

  • President of International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, (ISHLT) 2012-2013
  • Associate Director of International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, (ISHLT) 2001-2009
  • Board of Directors, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2000-2003, 2011-2013
  • Associate Director, Scientific Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Adult Heart Transplantation
  • Program Chair, 21st Annual Scientific Sessions, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 2001


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist device, myocardial biopsy, cardiac catheterization

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors of America, since 1995
  • Annual Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Utah, 1996-2001
  • Commendation of Exceptionally Meritorious Service, Department of Veteran Affairs, August 2001
  • Distinguished Cardiology Alumnus Award, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Failure Society of America
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/18/2017, Dr. Taylor has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

listened, made sure I understood and made me feel I could comfortably call if I had questions

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016

We drove 16 hours to the clinic for heart issues, we will continue to make the trip. Very well worth it. Everyone was outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

good visit

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

all good

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016

Very good

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2016

very Good !!!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2016


Reviewed on May 23, 2016

Very good experience. Keep up the good work.

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