Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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
View all 13 Specialties +


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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 Education - 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 4/9/2019, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

235 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Taylor is an outstanding physician. He actively listens and expresses genuine concern. Is also extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Taylor is a very caring and excellent physician!!!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

wonderful doctor - very knowledgeable and caring. listens to patient concerns and helps in any way possible. staff always considerate and helpful. would recommend Dr. Taylor with no reservations.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I was overwhelmed by how friendly and courteous the doctor was in dealing with me and my family. He took his time to answer all our questions and never made us feel in any way inferior. He even showed us a back way to navigating the elevators and corridors at the CC so we could move around more freely.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I find MyChart very helpful. Dr. Taylor and everyone I've dealt with have been very responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Doctor Taylor is a very good Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Taylor understands my complicated health issues and explains things well.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Excellent communication with dr. & staff. Very efficient with getting back to patient in timely manner.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Very happy with dr.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Again fantastic in every way. Dr Taylor is just overwhelming!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Taylor and his regular nurse are wonderful. Couldn't ask for better care.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr Taylor is very good about personally returning phone calls and emails

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

my husband is now a patient of Dr Taylor

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Taylor is great. He shows great concern and communicates very well.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr.Taylor & staff an unbelievable team for which I am immeasurably great full for . Not only did they care for me but helped my father in the past

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

can't say enough about Dr.Taylor not only as a physician but true concern for my health & well being

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

a SINCERE THANK YOU to Dr.Taylor and staff

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

dr. Taylor is attentive, perceptive, and takes time to be with me totally during the visit

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Doctor Taylor is simply the best....

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr Taylor and his staff have always been helpful, courteous and professional

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Taylor is about as good as a doctor can get. I'm so happy I traveled from Floida to see him. he has my complete respect.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

tremendous experience with Dr. Taylor!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

all questions answered. dr Taylor is a very patient and was impressed sat how knowledgeable he is about the heart

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

very happy with dr Taylor

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Taylor is always very patient, kind, helpful and understanding. I have been his patient since May 2016 and he consistently provides exceptional care.I am grateful to be in the care of the Cleveland Clinic. It is well worth the 4 hour drive.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. David Taylor provided outstanding service. He is always well-informed about my condition and has a plan of treatment. He is courteous, thoughtful, and highly knowledgeable. He is one of the best physicians from whom I have ever received care. I admire and respect him and feel comfortable as his patient.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I would definitely recommend a prospective patient to Dr. Taylor's care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Taylor and stall are wonderful

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Taylor has always been an excellent provider. And just as important to me greets me as if I were an old friend

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I like this doctor very much. He was easy to talk to, and patient with my questions; thorough with his answers. I feel confident im Dr. Taylor's care.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

I was so impressed with RN for the attention she took with us. I could have never ask for a better Doctor then Dr Taylor. he took the time and went over my heart condition with me and my wife and son.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr David Taylor was so great in explaining Heart condition and ways to improve my situation.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Very good experience with Attention and knowledge of Dr David Taylor

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Great experience from RN to Dr Taylor

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Taylor was candid regarding my health care options, as he always is. That is why I appreciate the health care that he provides. He gives me straight information, explains risks and rewards of the options and tells me why he recommends something over the other options.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I am so thankful for Dr. Taylor being able to see me with such short notice and for spending time with me like I was the only thing he had to do that day.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Taylor is and always has been awesome

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr Taylor is always friendly, professional, and will to take time to answer questions

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I have the greatest respect and confidence in the care that Dr. Taylor has provided.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Taylor was very knowledgeable and friendly in addressing all my concerns, questions, suggestions.

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