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Young Professor, chair of Ob/Gyn, is an expert in uterine development and genetics

Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., has been named the Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Taylor, who became chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences in 2012, is a noted clinician, scientist, and educator whose clinical research is in the areas of infertility, endometriosis, menopause, and diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure.

Also professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Taylor’s basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and stem cells. His research has been continuously funded for more than 20 years by the National Institutes of Health. As chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at YNHH, he has grown the clinical service to one of national renown.

A 1983 graduate of Yale College, Taylor earned his M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at YNHH in 1992, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Taylor has been named a Mentor of the Year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Honoree of the Year by the Endometriosis Foundation of America. He received the President’s Achievement Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) in 2008.

He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Reproductive Sciences and editor of Endocrinology and is on the board of directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member of the governing council of the SGI.