Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MSPH

  • Professor, Chairman of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MSPH


  • Head and Neck Surgery

  • Otolaryngology

About Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MSPH

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Dr. Taylor was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Malignancies by Baltimore Magazine in 2016 and 2020. Also, he was a Baltimore Magazine "Top Doc" for Otolaryngology-Adult General in 2020.

Dr. Taylor is a Professor 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 Otolaryngologists.'

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 the character, leadership, and athletic ability. He then graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1995 receiving his MD and was selected as a graduation class speaker. During medical school, he served as an academic advisor and counselor for Harvard College pre-medical 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. He received his masters degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1999.

Dr. Taylor was featured on Maryland Public television's Your Health segment on sleep apnea.

Gender: Male

Language(s): English


  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.


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