William Taylor MD


William Taylor, MD, is a board-certified neurological surgeon. His practice focuses on the neurosurgical evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. He is also dedicated to further developing and refining minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat spinal conditions and diseases. 

Dr. Taylor is renowned in the medical community for his expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and receives patient referrals from around the world. As a patients’ rights advocate, he has spoken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and created several position statements to help ensure that patients with spinal conditions have access to adequate care.

He is the executive director of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), which develops educational training for surgeons. Dr. Taylor is also editor of The Scientific World Journal and a member of many professional scientific organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

He is a professor in the Department of Surgery and has been a member of the faculty at UC San Diego School of Medicine since 1994. He serves on the Admissions Committee and the Education Committee for the Division of Neurosurgery and has received several teaching awards during his career.

Dr. Taylor completed his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in New York City, and completed his specialty training in spinal surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine.