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William Taylor, M.D.

Other Positions

Brain Activity Mapping in Tsc1 Mutant Mice to Identify Macrocircuit Abnormalities
Summer, 06/15/15 - 08/17/15
International Clinical Elective in East Jerusalem, Al Quds - spring 2007
International, 03/25/07 - 04/27/07
International Clinical Elective At Al-Quds School of Medicine, Jerusalem - spring 2007
International, 02/25/07 - 05/19/07
Identification of Novel Antimicrobials that Target Host Pathogen Interaction using the Model Pathogen, Legionella pneumophila.
Summer, 04/04/11 - 12/20/12
Clinical elective at McCord Hospital, Durban,South Africa - summer 2008
International, 08/01/08 - 10/01/08
International Clinical Elective at McCord Hospital, South Africa - spring 2007
International, 04/28/07 - 05/28/07

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  1. Green AR, Miller E, Krupat E, White A, Taylor WC, Hirsh DA, Wilson RP, Betancourt JR. Designing and implementing a cultural competence OSCE: lessons learned from interviews with medical students. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(2):344-50. PMID: 17682369.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Melissa S. Burroughs and Olumide Ojeifo . Culturally Competent Care Education Video and Syllabus. 2006.
  3. Ramanan RA, Taylor WC, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Mentoring matters. Mentoring and career preparation in internal medicine residency training. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Apr; 21(4):340-5. PMID: 16686809.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Taylor WC. A 71-year-old woman contemplating a screening colonoscopy. JAMA. 2006 Mar 08; 295(10):1161-7. PMID: 16522837.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Taylor WC. Clinical crossroads: A 71-year-old woman contemplating a colonoscopy. J Am Med Assoc. 2006; 295:1161-1167.
  6. Taylor WC, Hirsh D. PD II OSCE Case: "Knee Examination". 2004.
  7. Haidet P, Stone DA, Taylor WC, Makadon HJ. When risk is low: primary care physicians' counseling about HIV prevention. Patient Educ Couns. 2002 Jan; 46(1):21-9. PMID: 11804766.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Taylor WC. Assessing the accuracy of PET for diagnosis of pulmonary lesions. [Commentary on Gould MK et al. Accuracy of positron emission tomography for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules and mass lesions: A meta-analysis. JAMA 2001; 285:914-924.] . Journal Watch. 2001; 21:55.
  9. Taylor WC. Fruits, vegetables, and breast cancer. [Commentary on Smith-Warner SA et al. Intake of fruits and vegetables and risk of breast cancer: A pooled analysis of cohort studies. JAMA 2001; 285:769-776.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:54.
  10. Taylor WC. Can patients lose weight by sitting in front of computers? [Commentary on Tate DF et al. Using Internet technology to deliver a behavioral weight loss program. JAMA 2001; 285:1172-1177.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:76.
  11. Taylor WC. . Aspirin plus metoclopraminde vs. zolmitriptan for migraine. [Commentary on Lipton RB et al. Stratified care vs step care strategies for migraine: The Disability in Strategies of Care (DISC) study: A randomized trial. JAMA 2000; 284:2599-605.] . Journal Watch. 2001; 21:15.
  12. Taylor WC. St. John's wort not effective for major depression. [Commentary on Shelton RC et al. Effectiveness of St John's wort in major depression: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2001; 285:1978-1986.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:85.
  13. Taylor WC. . Does prescription drug cost sharing lead to adverse events? [Commentary on Tamblyn R et al. Adverse events associated with prescription drug cost-sharing among poor and elderly persons. JAMA 2001; 285:421-429.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:51.
  14. Taylor WC. . [Commentary on Quill TE. Initiating end-of-life discussions with seriously ill patients: Addressing the “elephant in the room.” JAMA 2001; 284:2502-7.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:4.
  15. Taylor WC. Weak link between fish consumption and stroke in women. [Commentary on Iso H et al. Intake of fish and omega-3 fatty acids and risk of stroke in women. JAMA 2001; 285:304-312.] . Journal Watch. 2001; 21:40.
  16. Taylor WC. Surgery is less beneficial for severe GERD than we thought. [Commentary on Spechler SJ et al. Long-term outcome of medical and surgical therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease: Follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2001; 285:2331-2338.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:103.
  17. Taylor WC. Race and mortality among men in VA hospitals. [Commentary on Jha AK et al. Racial differences in mortality among men hospitalized in the Veterans Affairs health care system. JAMA 2001; 285:297-303.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:51.
  18. Taylor WC. . Back belts ineffective for prevention of back pain. [Commentary Wassell JT et al. A prospective study of back belts for prevention of back pain and injury. JAMA 2000; 284:2727-2732.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:27.
  19. Taylor WC. An improved framework for cancer screening in elderly patients. [Commentary on Walter LC and Covinsky KE. Cancer screening in elderly patients: A framework for individualized decision making. JAMA 2001; 285:2750-2756.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:116.
  20. Taylor WC. Medication after successful ECT reduces depression relapse. [Commentary on Sackheim HA et al. Continuation pharmacotherapy in the prevention of relapse following electroconvulsive therapy: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2001; 285:1299-1307.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:82.
  21. Taylor WC. Can urinary survivin level predict bladder cancer? [Commentary on Smith SD et al. Urine detection of survivin and diagnosis of bladder cancer. JAMA 2001; 285:324-328.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:42.
  22. Taylor WC. Inhaled long-acting B2-agonists in asthma treatment. [Commentary on Lazarus SC et al. Long-acting ß2-agonist monotherapy vs continued therapy with inhaled corticosteroids in patients with persistent asthma: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2001; 285:2583-2593.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:121.
  23. Taylor WC. NCEP panel issues recommendations on lipids. [Commentary on Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults. Executive summary of the third report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) expert panel on detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). JAMA 2001; 285:2486-2497. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:86.
  24. Taylor WC. Statins at discharge associated with better MI survival.[Commentary on Stenestrand U et al. Early statin treatment following acute myocardial infarction and 1-year survival. JAMA 2001 Jan 24; 285:430-436.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:47.
  25. Taylor WC. . Is outcome better for cardiac patients in high-volume hospitals? [Commentary on Magid DJ et al. Relation between hospital primary angioplasty volume and mortality for patients with acute MI treated with primary angioplasty vs thrombolytic therapy. JAMA 2000; 284:3131-3138.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:30.
  26. Taylor WC. Cell phone use not associated with brain cancer. [Commentary on Muscat JE et al. Handheld cellular telephone use and risk of brain cancer. JAMA 2000 Dec 20; 284:3001-7.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:33.
  27. Taylor WC. . New way to rule out pulmonary embolism. [Commentary on Kline JA et al. Diagnostic accuracy of a bedside D-dimer assay and alveolar dead-space measurement for rapid exclusion of pulmonary embolism: A multicenter study. JAMA 2001; 285:761-768.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:55.
  28. Taylor WC. Chronic tension-type headaches: tricyclics, stress management, or both? [Commentary on Holroyd KA et al. Management of chronic tension-type headache with tricyclic antidepressant medication, stress management therapy, and their combination: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2001; 285:2208-2215.]. Journal Watch. 2001; 21:99.
  29. Taylor WC. Noninvasive vs. mechanical ventilation: a case-control study. [Commentary on Girou E et al. Association of noninvasive ventilation with nosocomial infections and survival in critically ill patients. JAMA. 2000; 20:190.
  30. Taylor WC. Continuous positive airway pressure in actue respiratory failure. [Commentary on Delclaux C et al. Treatment of acute hypoxemic nonhyperbaric respiratory insufficiency with continuous positive airway pressure delivered by a face mask: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2000; 284:2352-2360.
  31. Taylor WC. Patients' views of euthanasia. [Commentary on Emanuel EJ et al. Attitudes and desires related to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among terminally ill patients and their caregivers. JAMA 2000 Nov 15; 284:2460-8.]. JAMA. 2000; 284:2460-2468.
  32. Komaroff AL, ed, Taylor WC, assoc. ed. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. 1999.
  33. Taylor WC. Pravastatin reduced all-cause mortality, CHD mortality, and cardiovascular disease mortality in patients with existing CHD. [Commentary on The Long-Term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease (LIPID) Study Group. Prevention of cardiovascular events and death with pravastatin in patients with coronary heart disease and a broad range of initial cholesterol levels. N Engl J Med 1998; 339:1249-57.]. APC Journal Club. 1999; 130:31.
  34. Russell LB, Carson JL, Taylor WC, Milan E, Dey A, Jagannathan R. Modeling all-cause mortality: projections of the impact of smoking cessation based on the NHEFS. NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Am J Public Health. 1998 Apr; 88(4):630-6. PMID: 9551006; PMCID: PMC1508449.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Miller JE, Russell LB, Davis DM, Milan E, Carson JL, Taylor WC. Biomedical risk factors for hospital admission in older adults. Med Care. 1998 Mar; 36(3):411-21. PMID: 9520964.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Castelli WP, Taylor WC, Stone P. Elevated cholesterol: how aggressive should we be?. 1998.
  37. Taylor WC, Berkenblit A. Lovastatin reduced coronary events in healthy persons. [Commentary on Prevention of acute coronary events with lovastatin in men and women with average cholesterol levels: results of AFCAPS/TexCAPS. Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study. JAMA 1998 May 27;279:1615-22.]. Evidence-Based Medicine. 1998; 3:172.
  38. Taylor WC, Berkenblit A. Lovastatin reduced coronary events in healthy persons. [Commentary on Prevention of acute coronary events with lovastatin in men and women with average cholesterol levels: results of AFCAPS/TexCAPS. Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study. JAMA 1998 May 27;279:1615-22.]. APC Journal Club. 1998; 129:58.
  39. Taylor WC. Prevention theme. Medical Education News. 1997; 2(2):3-10.
  40. Taylor WC. Prevention Theme. Medical Education News. Harvard Medical School. 1997; 2(2):3-10.
  41. Taylor WC. Aggressive lowering of LDL cholesterol level delayed progression of atherosclerosis. [Commentary on Post Coronary Graft Investigators. The effect of aggressive lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and low-dose anticoagulation on obstructive changes in saphenous-vein coronary-artery bypass grafts. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:153-62.]. APC Journal Club. 1997.
  42. Inui TS, Fabiny A, Levine DA, Battaglia M, and the Harvard Geriatrics in Primary Care Initiative Faculty. Harvard Medical School Cluster Group Process for the Collaborative Development of Faculty and Curriculum in Primary Care Geriatrics. Stanford Geriatric Education Resource Center, Palo Alto, CA. 1997.
  43. Fletcher S, Pels R, Taylor W. Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Secondary Prevention: Screening for Disease. 1996.
  44. Taylor WC. Cholesterol lowering reduces mortality in high-risk, middle-aged men.[Commentary on Garber AM, Browner WS, Hulley SB. Cholesterol screening in asymptomatic adults, revisited. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124:518-31 and American College of Physicians. Guidelines for using serum cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels as screening tests for preventing coronary heart disease in adults. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124:515-17.]. APC Journal Club. 1996; 13.
  45. Taylor WC, Green ML. Ruth Adams: Introduction to Prevention in Midlife, a case in Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, required course for 2nd year students, Harvard Medical School. 1995.
  46. Taylor WC, Moore GT. Health promotion and disease prevention: integration into a medical school curriculum. Med Educ. 1994 Nov; 28(6):481-7. PMID: 7862008.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  47. Taylor WC, Lett SB. Immunizations for the Adult. Branch WB, ed., Office Practice of Medicine. 1994; 945-954.
  48. Taylor W. Book review: Matzen RN, Lang RS, eds. Clinical Preventive Medicine. NEJM. 1994; 331:1596.
  49. Soumerai SB, Avorn J, Taylor WC, Wessels M, Maher D, Hawley SL. Improving choice of prescribed antibiotics through concurrent reminders in an educational order form. Med Care. 1993 Jun; 31(6):552-8. PMID: 8502003.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Forrow L, Taylor WC, Arnold RM. Absolutely relative: how research results are summarized can affect treatment decisions. Am J Med. 1992 Feb; 92(2):121-4. PMID: 1543193.
    Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Safran C, Rury C, Rind DM, Taylor WC. A computer-based outpatient medical record for a teaching hospital. MD Comput. 1991 Sep-Oct; 8(5):291-9. PMID: 1749339.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  52. Taylor WC. Indirect laryngoscopy as a screening test for laryngeal cancer. JAMA. 1991 Jun 12; 265(22):3011, 3014. PMID: 2033776.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Branch WT, Arky RA, Woo B, Stoeckle JD, Levy DB, Taylor WC. Teaching medicine as a human experience: a patient-doctor relationship course for faculty and first-year medical students. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Mar 15; 114(6):482-9. PMID: 1994796.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Safran C, Rury C, Rind DM, Taylor WC. Outpatient medical records for a teaching hospital: beginning the physician-computer dialogue. Proceedings of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1991.
  55. Taylor WC, Pass TM, Shepard DS, Komaroff AL. Cost-effectiveness of Cholesterol Reduction for the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Men. Goldbloom RB, Lawrence RS, eds. Preventing Disease: Beyond the Rhetoric. 1990; 437-441.
  56. Russell LB, Taylor WC. Some Examples of the Cost-effectiveness of Preventive Services: Conclusions. Goldbloom RB, Lawrence RS, eds. Preventing Disease: Beyond the Rhetoric. 1990; 449-454.
  57. Taylor WC, Pels RJ, Lawrence RS. A first-year problem-based curriculum in health promotion and disease prevention. Acad Med. 1989 Nov; 64(11):673-7. PMID: 2803432.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  58. Phillips RS, Safran C, Aronson MD, Taylor WC. Should women be tested for gonococcal infection of the cervix during routine gynecologic visits? An economic appraisal. Am J Med. 1989 Mar; 86(3):297-302. PMID: 2493192.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  59. Taylor WC, Levy DB. Management of cholesterol: practical considerations, unanswered questions. Developments in Cardiology. 1989; 1(8):1-16.
  60. Taylor WC. Participant in Wiseman F, Near Death (videotape). 1989.
  61. Wiseman, Frederick. My interview in ICU with terminally ill patient and his family from Wiseman's documentary "Near Death" was shown in plenary session on death and dying in Patient-Doctor III at HMS 1990-1995. 1989.
  62. Tsevat J, Taylor WC, Wong JB, Pauker SG. Isoniazid for the tuberculin reactor: take it or leave it. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1988 Jan; 137(1):215-20. PMID: 3276255.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Pass TM, Taylor WC, Shepard DS, Komaroff AL. A model of life extension from reducing serum cholesterol. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1988; 313-316.
  64. Avorn J, Soumerai SB, Taylor WC, Wessels MR, Janousek J, Weiner M. Reduction of irrational antibiotic use through a structured educational order form. Arch Intern Med. 1988; 148:1720-1724.
  65. Taylor WC, Conti CR. Observations on benefits of cholesterol reduction and methods of reporting results . 1988.
  66. Pass TM, Taylor WC, Shepard DS, Komaroff AL. Predicting the benefits of coronary risk reduction. Annual Proceedings of the Society of Prospective Medicine. 1988.
  67. Phillips RS, Aronson MD, Taylor WC, Safran C. Should tests for Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infection be done during routine gynecologic visits? An analysis of the costs of alternative strategies. Ann Intern Med. 1987 Aug; 107(2):188-94. PMID: 3300458.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  68. Taylor WC, Pass TM, Shepard DS, Komaroff AL. Cholesterol reduction and life expectancy. A model incorporating multiple risk factors. Ann Intern Med. 1987 Apr; 106(4):605-14. PMID: 3826960.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Taylor WC, Makadon HJ, Delbanco TL. The Periodic Health Examination of the Adult. Noble J, ed. Textbook of General Medicine and Primary Care. 1987; 41-51.
  70. Epstein AM, Taylor WC, Seage GR. Effects of patients' socioeconomic status and physicians' training and practice on patient-doctor communication. Am J Med. 1985 Jan; 78(1):101-6. PMID: 3966475.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Oskowitz SP, Taylor WC. Periodic Health Examination in Women. Friedman EA, Ed. Gynecological Decision Making. 1983; 2-3.
  72. Aronson M, Lawrence R, Taylor W, Delbanco T. Peer review in a primary care education program. J Med Educ. 1982 Jun; 57(6):481-3. PMID: 7200522.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  73. Taylor WC, Aronson MD, Delbanco TL. Should young adults with a positive tuberculin test take isoniazid? Ann Intern Med. 1981 Jun; 94(6):808-13. PMID: 7235424.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Taylor WC, Thompson MS, Sawicki S. Endothelial cell photography (specular microscopy of the cornea). Impact on Health Costs of HCHCT Recommendations for Non-reimbursement for Medical Procedures. 1981.
  75. Taylor WC, Delbanco TL. Looking for early cancer. Ann Intern Med. 1980 Nov; 93(5):773-5. PMID: 7212491.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Delbanco TL, Taylor WC. The periodic health examination: 1980. Ann Intern Med. 1980 Feb; 92(2 Pt 1):251-2. PMID: 7352731.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Taylor WC. School children and reported hepatitis: an epidemiologic note. Am J Public Health. 1976 Aug; 66(8):793-4. PMID: 183517; PMCID: PMC1653415.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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