Dr. Dean C. Taylor is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Taylor is the Director of the Duke Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and a team physician for Duke University.
Dr. Taylor's clinical and research interests focus on injuries of the shoulder and knee, with particular emphasis on joint instability and ligament tears. Dr. Taylor is actively involved in leadership initiatives in the Duke School of Medicine and is the Chairman of the Feagin Leadership Program.
Dr. Taylor received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an M.D. degree from Duke University. He is a graduate of the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco and Keller Army Hospital, West Point.
Dr. Taylor served in the United States Army for 24 years. For the last 10 years of his military career, Dr. Taylor was stationed at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he held positions as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head Team Physician and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2005 and returned to Duke in 2006.