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Anne L. Taylor, M.D., joined the Columbia University Medical Center in 2007 as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and the John Lindenbaum Professor of Medicine in the Columbia University Medical Center. In 2014, Dr. Taylor was appointed the Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development for the Columbia University Medical Center.
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, an 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 of Medicine and Director of the Echocardiography Lab at Parkland Memorial Hospital. From 1990 to 2000, Dr. Taylor was Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University. Leadership roles during this time included Chief of Cardiology at the 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 at Case Western Reserve University. In 2000, Dr. Taylor joined the University of Minnesota, as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, where she led the reorganization of faculty academic tracks, initiated faculty mentoring programs, and co-chaired a university-wide task force on faculty diversity. She co-authored a book on faculty mentoring, published in spring 2009, and has co-directed a National Institutes of Health /National Medical Association mentoring program for minority house staff interested in academic medicine. 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 self-identified African-Americans. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the current NHLBI Trial, “Genomic Analysis of Enhanced Response to Heart Failure Therapy in African Americans”.
Dr. Taylor’s clinical research focuses on cardiovascular disease in underrepresented minorities and disease in women, as well as the “knowledge gap” in diverse communities, determining how well women in different ethnic and racial groups understand their risk for cardiovascular disease.
As Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development for CUMC, Dr. Taylor supports faculty recruitment, appointment and promotion processes, professional development and conflict of interest programs for faculty and trainees at the four health sciences schools at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Taylor’s key initiatives include the reorganization of faculty academic tracks, the creation of the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty at the College of Physicians &Surgeons, management of Conflict of Interest and appointment and promotion processes.