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Hugh Taylor


Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., is the Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Women’s Health and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He is a board-certified specialist in Obstetrics/Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Taylor received his undergraduate training at Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a fellowship in Molecular Biology, both at Yale.

Dr. Taylor has been Principle Investigator on 15 National Institutes of Health grants, and site PI or Co-Investigator on numerous additional NIH funded projects. His clinical research centers on implantation, endometriosis and menopause. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption and on stem cells. Dr. Taylor has published more than 400 articles in leading medical journals. He is an author of Speroff’s Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility.

He serves on several editorial boards and as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and is frequently invited as a speaker at national and international medical meetings. Dr. Taylor has received numerous awards including the IVI Foundation International Award for the Best Research in Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Distinguished Scientist Award. He has also served as the academic mentor of numerous trainees and has twelve times been awarded the Society of Gynecologic Investigation President Presenter’s Award for this training. Dr. Taylor is past president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation and will be president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2021. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.