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