Hugh S. Taylor to lead Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences

Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., has been named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale–New Haven Hospital (YNHH), according to an announcement today by medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., and hospital President and CEO Marna P. Borgstrom. He appointment was effective October 1.

Taylor is well known to the Yale medical community, having served as professor and vice-chair of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences and as chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. A graduate of Yale College and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency 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 brings an outstanding record of accomplishment as a clinician, educator, and researcher. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH for more than 20 years. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Reproductive Sciences and editor of Endocrinology. He serves on the board of directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), where he is president–elect of the endometriosis interest group and on the governing council of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI). Taylor received the prestigious President’s Achievement Award from SGI in 2008.

Taylor is an active clinician who is highly regarded by practicing physicians in the community and by physicians on the full-time faculty. As Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Taylor has successfully grown the clinical capability and geographic reach of this critical service. Under his leadership, the section has established itself as a national leader, reflected in Taylor’s role as Clinical Director of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the organization that governs in vitro fertilization practice in the United States. Taylor has been recognized as Mentor of the Year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and as Honoree of the Year by the Endometriosis Foundation of America. He has received multiple research awards from ASRM, SGI, and the Endocrine Society.

Alpern and Borgstrom expressed deep gratitude to Peter E. Schwartz, M.D., who they said has led the department "with his characteristic dedication and level of excellence as interim chair” since last August.

This article was submitted by Michael Fitzsousa on October 3, 2012.