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Curriculum Vitae - Robert L. Taylor, M.D.

Contact Information


20 Muirfield Lane

Amarillo, TX 79124-4939

Phone: (806) 677-0360

Mobile: (806) 237-4279


Certification and Licenses

Texas Medical License

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX)

February 14, 1983

Alabama Medical License

State of Alabama Medical Licensure Commission

May 23,1990

Status: inactive

Colorado Medical License

Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners

October 15, 2001

New Mexico Medical License

The New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners

May 17, 2002

American Board of Surgery

January 30, 1989

Recertified October 22, 1999

Recertified 2010

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

June 7, 1991

Recertified December 31, 2000

Recertified 2010


Saint Thomas High School (1972 - 1974)

Houston, Texas


The University of Texas at Austin (1974 - 1978)

Austin, Texas

Bachelor of Science with Honors, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Baylor College of Medicine (1978 - 1982)

Houston, Texas

Doctor of Medicine with Honors

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1982 - 1987)

San Antonio, Texas

Resident in General Surgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1987 - 1988)

San Antonio, Texas

Chief Resident in General Surgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1988 - 1989)

San Antonio, Texas

Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1989 - 1990)

San Antonio, Texas

Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Experience

East Alabama Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, P.C. (1990 - 1992)

2000 Pepperell Parkway

P.O. Box 2740

Opelika, Alabama 36803


Amarillo Surgical Group, P.A. (1992 - 2013)

6 Medical Drive

Amarillo, Texas 79106

Surgeon, Partner

Retired (December 31, 2013)

Hospital Appointments

East Alabama Medical Center (1990 - 1992)

2000 Pepperell Parkway

Opelika, Alabama 36802

Active Staff

Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital (1992 - present)

1600 Wallace Blvd.

Amarillo, Texas 79106

(806) 212-2000

Active Staff

Director Adult Critical Care Units, November 2005 - 2013

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, January 2005 - December 2005

President Elect, Medical Staff, January 2006 - December 2006

President, Medical Staff, January 2007 - December 2007

Northwest Texas Healthcare System (1992 - Present)

1501 S. Coulter Drive

P.O. Box 1110

Amarillo, Texas 79175

(806) 354-1000

Active Staff

Member Hospital Board of Governors, April, 1996 - October 1997

Chief of Surgery, October 1995 - October 1996

Awards and Honors

Eta Kappa Nu

Electrical Engineering Honor Society

The University of Texas at Austin, 1977

Tau Beta Pi

Engineering Honor Society

The University of Texas at Austin, 1977

Alpha Omega Alpha

Medical Honor Society

Baylor College of Medicine, 1981

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Surgeons


American College of Chest Physicians


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Southern Thoracic Surgical Association


Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Society


Primary Professional Interest

Adult Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery


  1. Taylor RL, Little WC, Freeman GL, Avery MD, Norris SE, Trinkle JK, and Grover FL: Comparison of the Cardiovascular Effects of Intravenous and Intraaortic Protamine in the Conscious and Anesthetized Dog. Ann Thorac Surg 42:22‑26, July 1986. Presented at the Thirty‑second Annual Meeting of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Boca Raton, Florida, November 7‑9, 1985.
  2. Taylor RL, Norris SE, Ghidoni JJ, Harman PK, Trinkle JK, and Grover FL: Addition of Diltiazem Enhances Cold Potassium Cardioplegia. Surgical Forum 37:238‑240, Oct 1986. Presented at the Forty‑second Annual Sessions of the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems, Seventy‑second Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 1986.
  3. Taylor RL, Grover FL, Harman PK, Escobedo MK, Ramamurthy RS, and Trinkle JK: Operative Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Am J Surg 152:704‑708, Dec 1986. Presented at the Thirty‑eighth Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, San Francisco, California, April 21‑24, 1986.
  4. Taylor RL, Cohen DJ, Widman LE, Chilton RJ, and O'Rourke RA: Infection of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Management Without Removal of the Device in Selected Cases. Pace 13:1352-5, 1990.
  5. Taylor RL: Surgery of the Chest with Limited Incisions. Panhandle Health 3:26-28, 1993.
  6. Taylor RL: Lung Transplantation. Panhandle Health 4:42-46, 1993.
  7. Taylor RL: Tobacco & Carcinoma of the Lung. Panhandle Health 12:29-31, 2002