Dr. Hugh Smith Taylor is among nearly 80 individuals worldwide elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Taylor is the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is also professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale University.
Taylor’s clinical research centers on implantation, endometriosis, and menopause. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and on stem cells. Taylor’s work has led to, among other insights, a better understanding of endometriosis, including the genetic cause and the role of stem cells in the disease.
The NAM (formerly the Institute of Medicine) was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues. Members are elected by their peers for distinguished contributions to medicine and health. At its annual meeting, NAM announced 70 new members from the United States and 9 international members.