William R. Taylor, M.D.

Acting Chief and Senior Staff Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology Service and
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology



USA Mitchell Cancer Institute
1660 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36604
(251) 665-8000


Professional Profile

Clinical Focus:
- Genitourinary cancers including:
   • Anal
   • Bladder
   • Kidney
   • Prostate
   • Testicular
- Gastrointestinal cancers including:
   • Colon
   • Rectum
   • Liver
   • Pancreas
   • Esophagus
   • Stomach
   • Small intestine
   • Anal cancer
   • Neuroendocrine tumors (Carcinoid)

- B.S., Biology, Pre-med, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
- M.B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Fellow in Medical Oncology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Board Certifications:
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Internal Medicine
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification in Medical Oncology

Professional Appointments:
- Senior Staff Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology Service and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute (2009-present)
- Medical Director for Clinical Performance Improvement, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, Tennessee (2004-2005)
- Medical Oncologist, McCleod Cancer Center, Johnson City, Tennessee (2001-2004)
- Director, Medical Oncology, Southeast Cancer Network, Montgomery, Alabama (1999-2000)
- Physician Reviewer for Inpatient Services, Baptist Medical Center Utilization Review, Montgomery, Alabama (1999)
- President, Consulting Services, Health Systems Design, Montgomery, Alabama (1998-2002)
- Founding and Managing Partner and Medical Oncologist, Montgomery Cancer Center, Montgomery, Alabama (1988-1997)
- Medical Director, Baptist Breast Health Center, Montgomery, Alabama (1993-1997)
- Clinical Instructor, UAB Internal Medicine Program, Montgomery, Alabama (1988-1997)
- Founding and Managing Partner and Medical Oncologist, Catawba Oncology Associates, Hickory, North Carolina (1983-1988)

Academic and Other Professional Achievements:
- Clinical Trials/Research Committee, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute (2009-present)
- Quality Committee of Tennessee Hospital Association (2003-2005)
- Oncology Service Unit Strategic Planning Committee (2003)
- Ethics Committee (2002-2005)
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2003)
- Alternative/Complimentary Care Task Force, Mountain States Health Alliance (2003)
- Blood Utilization Committee, Johnson City Medical Center (2002-present)
- Ethics Committee, Baptist Medical Center (1996-2000)
- Physician Advisory Committee, Baptist Breast Health Center (Chairman 1994-1997 and Member 1999-2000)
- Long Term Planning Advisory Committee, Baptist Medical Center (1994-1996)
- Clinical Resource Utilization Committee, Baptist Medical Center (1998-1997)
- Cancer Committee, Baptist Medical Center, Chairman (1989-19920
- Physician Disciplinary Committee, Catawba Memorial Hospital (1987)
- Physician Disciplinary Committee, Frye Regional Medical Center (1986)
- Department of Medicine, Chairman Frye Regional Medical Center (1986-1988)

Professional Memberships:
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American College of Physician Executives
- State of Alabama Medical Society
- Baldwin County Medical Society

Community Service:
- Medical Director, Hospice of Catawba Valley, 1984-1988
- Medical Director, Baptist Hospice, 1991-1992
- American Cancer Society, Board of Directors, 1991-1993
- Boys and Girls Clubs, Board of Directors, 1996-1997
- Cancer & Me Magazine, Advisory Board, 2000-2002
- Tennessee Hospital Association Quality Committee, Member, April 2004-August 2005
- Volunteer Covenant Hospice, 2006-present
- Community Board Covenant Hospice, Member, 2006-present

Selected Publications:
1. Li, X., Gao, L, Cui, Q., Gary, B., Dyess, DL., Taylor, W., Samant, R., Piazza, G., Xi, Y.: MicroRNA and NF-?B suppression mediates inhibition of human tumor cell invasion by sulindac. Oncogene. In press. 2012 PMID: 22286762


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