Office of the Vice Dean

Anne L. Taylor, M.D., joined the Columbia University Medical Center November 26th, 2007 as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. Prior to this she was a professor of medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

A native of New York City, Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and studied cello at the Manhattan School of Music. She then completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and a clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago, with cardiovascular research training at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Iowa.

Dr. Taylor began her academic career at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1984 as assistant professor and director of the echocardiography lab at Parkland Memorial Hospital. From 1990 to 2000, Dr. Taylor was associate professor of medicine at Case Western. Leadership roles during this time included chief of cardiology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, director of echocardiography at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and vice chair for women’s health programs in the Department of Medicine. She joined the University of Minnesota in 2000.

In her administrative roles at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Taylor led the reorganization of faculty academic tracks, established faculty mentoring programs, and co-chaired university-wide task forces to address diversity. She co-authored a book on faculty mentoring to be published in spring 2009 and has co-directed a National Institutes of Health / National Medical Association mentoring program for minority house staff.  At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Taylor also co-directed the Deborah E. Powell National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Taylor chaired the steering committee for the African-American Heart Failure Trial, the first major clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a heart failure medication in African-Americans.

As Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Taylor oversees faculty recruitment, appointment and promotion processes, professional  development and conflict of interest. The Office of Academic Affairs at the Columbia University Medical Center supports the over 4,000 faculty in clinical practice and 300 basic sciences faculty of the College of Physicians & Surgeons.


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