Robert Taylor, M.D.

Professor

Endowed Title: J.B. Howell Professorship in Melanoma Education and Detection

Department: Dermatology, Office of EVP Health System Affairs, Plastic Surgery

Biography

Dr. Taylor, Director of the Skin Surgery and Oncology Clinic at UT Southwestern, completed fellowship training in Mohs surgery and the care of patients with cutaneous malignancies in 1991. He also serves as the Director of the UT Southwestern Melanoma Center, a multidisciplinary clinic which addresses the needs of patients with melanoma and those patients at risk for developing melanoma. The majority of his time is spent caring for patients but he also is active in ongoing efforts to develop novel approaches to teaching medical trainees how to diagnose and treat skin cancers. He is responsible for the fellowship training of physicians who spend a year with him and his faculty colleagues learning how to diagnose and treat skin cancers. The majority of his trainees assume positions as academic surgeons at medical schools in the United States and in foreign countries once they complete their training. His research interests include the use of digital technologies in the surgical treatment of skin cancers, genetic causes of skin cancer and the non-surgical means of treating skin cancer.

Education

Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch (1985)
Internship University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1986), Transitional Year
Residency University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (1989), Dermatology
Fellowship University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (1990), Dermatology
Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University (1991), Dermatologic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Atypical Fibroxanthoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberaus
  • Kevatoacanthoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma
  • Moh's Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sebaceous Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer Melanoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
  • Trichoepithelioma

Research Interests

  • Environmental causes of skin cancer
  • Genetic etiology of skin cancer
  • Novel skin cancer therapies
  • Skin surgery curriculum for physicians in training
  • Use of digital technology in skin cancer therapy

Publications

Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Chondrocutaneous Advancement Flap and a Helical Rim

Krunic A., Taylor S. Australas J Dermatol 2006 47 296-299

Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma with infradiaphragmatic presentation of skin metastases.

Krunic A.L, Cockerell C.J., Truelson J., Taylor RS. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2006 31 pgs. 242-244

Advanced Reconstructive Techniques for the Lip and Perioral Area

Krunic AL, Weitzul S, Taylor RS Dermatol Clin 2005 23 43-53

Cutaneous surgery under local anesthesia in the outpatient clinic setting: A survey of current practice and its safety

Larson M, Taylor RS Dermatologic Surgery 2004 30 (5) 777-83

Digital Anesthesia with Epinephrine: An Old Myth Revisited

Krunic AL, Wang LC, Soltani K, Weitzul SB, Taylor RS J Am Acad Dermatol 2004 51 755-9

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Honors/Awards

  • Texas Super Doctor (2004-2007)
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2007)
  • Best Doctor in Dallas
    D Magazine, Dallas TX 2008, 2005 (2005)
  • Outstanding Teacher
    Department of Dermatology 1994, 1998, 2001 (2001)
  • Duncan O. and Ella M. Poth Fellowship
    Endowed Fellowship (1989)
  • Upjohn Research Excellence Award
    Research Award (1989)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • ACGME Residency Review Committee for Dermatology/ Dermatology Foundation Grant Review Committee
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)/ American Dermatological Association/ Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons (AADS)
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery (ACMS)
  • Dallas County Medical Society / Texas Medical Association/ American Medical Association
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth Dermatological Society/ Texas Dermatological Society