William R. Taylor, M.D.

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

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USA Mitchell Cancer Institute
1660 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36604
(251) 665-8000
wtaylor@health.southalabama.edu

 

Professional Profile

Clinical Focus:
- Cancer cell biology, tumor microenvironment, and angiogenesis, and what biologically can be altered or understood to help better customize cancer treatment

Education:
- 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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