Allen Taylor Named New Chief of Cardiology

Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, has been appointed Chief of the newly combined Cardiology divisions at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—all under the umbrella of MedStar Heart Institute.

August 5, 2013

Allen-Taylor-MWHCWashington, D.C., August 5, 2013 – Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, has been appointed Chief of the newly combined Cardiology divisions at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—all under the umbrella of MedStar Heart Institute. His appointment is effective August 1.

Since January 1, 2012, Dr. Taylor has served as Chief of Cardiology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where he has played a major role in the expansion and growing clinical excellence of Georgetown’s cardiac program. New programs include cardiovascular prevention, transplant cardiovascular medicine and in collaboration with the Hospital Center, cardio-oncology.

“As a key member of the MedStar Heart Institute leadership team, I’m looking forward to exploring new opportunities for growth of the nationally-renowned Heart Institute’s cardiology and cardiac surgery services, improving quality and safety outcomes, and expanding our research capabilities,” added Dr. Taylor.

“Combining the Cardiology divisions at Georgetown and the Hospital Center with Dr. Taylor at the helm presents us with an ideal opportunity to enhance our clinical and research performance, as we continue to build our important alliance with Cleveland Clinic,” said Stuart F. Seides, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, physician executive director, MedStar Heart Institute.

In January, the Heart Institute formed a first-of-its-kind clinical and research alliance with the Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Taylor’s impressive background includes a 20-year career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he served as Director of Cardiovascular Research, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program and Chief of Cardiology. He is a full professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and at Georgetown University. In the field of cardiac research, Dr. Taylor defined the role of lipid-lowering therapy on carotid atherosclerosis and conducted pioneering work in cardiac CT.

About MedStar Heart Institute

MedStar Heart Institute, headquartered at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, is a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and has been the premier destination for cardiac care in the nation's capital for more than 50 years. U.S.News & World Report and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons consistently recognize the Washington region’s preeminent heart program as one of the nation’s best.

In 2013, MedStar Heart Institute entered into a first-of-its-kind clinical and research alliance with world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, uniting two of the nation’s top heart programs. Together, the two organizations will bring the most promising, innovative cardiac care and research to the Washington, D.C. region. Visit us at www.MedStarHeartInstitute.org.

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