Rodney J. Taylor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Rodney J Taylor MD, MSPH is an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland of School of Medicine (UMSOM). Dr. Taylor is the Director of General Otorhinolaryngology at UMSOM and the Chief of Otolaryngology at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at Baltimore. He joined the faculty of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in 2001. Dr. Taylor has been recognized by local and national organizations as one of 'America’s Top Otolaryngologist.' Dr. Taylor graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1991 where he was Senior Class President, Varsity Football player and received the Francis Burr Award for character, leadership, and athletic ability. He then graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1995, receiving his MD, while also serving as Academic advisor and counselor for Harvard College pre-med students. Following medical school, Dr. Taylor spent 6 years at the University of Michigan completing his residency in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. While at the University of Michigan, he spent a year developing novel techniques in head and neck cancer surgery, as well as developed and studied Quality of Life instruments among head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Taylor also received his Master from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health in 1999. Dr. Taylor was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Malignancies by Baltimore magazine in 2016.
Taylor is the associate chair of research in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. He oversees more than 20 full-time personnel in a laboratory with multiple grants including six NIH/federal grants. Taylor’s lab has focused on factors impacting immunocytotoxicity and immune-tolerance using cancer cell lines and mouse tumor models.