Samuel A. Taylor, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
As a former intercollegiate and avid recreational athlete, Dr. Taylor has developed a unique understanding of the demands and anxieties faced by injured athletes at all levels. His clinical expertise includes minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.
Dr. Taylor attended Harvard University where he studied biology and played four years of varsity football. In medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, he was selected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honors Society. During his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, the faculty awarded Dr. Taylor the Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award for exemplary all-around service and his peers selected him recipient of the Jean C. McDaniel Award for leadership, professionalism, and ethics in patient care.
Dr. Taylor served as the administrative Co-Chief Fellow during his final year of training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Following fellowship, Dr. Taylor received additional training in complex shoulder, knee, and elbow conditions during a Traveling Fellowship that included nationally and internationally renowned experts, Dr. James Andrews (Pensacola, FL), Dr. Dan Cooper (Dallas, TX), Dr. John Conway (Fort Worth, TX), Dr. Felix Savoie (New Orleans, LA), and Dr. Laurent LaFosse (Annecy, France).
Dr. Taylor currently serves as Associate Team Physician for the New York Football Giants and team physician for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) semi-professional football team, and previously was an assistant team physician for the New York Red Bulls MLS franchise.. He has also published extensively in his field, authoring more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and 13 book chapters. His seminal work on the long head of the biceps tendon was recognized with the J. Whit Ewing Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
As a student, athlete, and researcher, Dr. Taylor has come to admire the wondrous capabilities and frightening limits of the human body. He has dedicated himself to restoring mobility by combining the latest minimally invasive surgical treatments with compassionate care.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions (ACL, PCL)
Collateral Ligament Reconstructions (MCL, LCL, PLC)
Rotator Cuff Repair
AC Joint Injury and Reconstruction
Biceps Tendon Rupture
Triceps Tendon Rupture
J. Whit Ewing Research Award – AANA 2014 Annual Meeting
18th Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award – HSS 2014
Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award – NYPH 2013
Chief Fellow – Hospital for Special Surgery 2013-2014
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society 2008
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The Thomas B. Quigley Society
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery – Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Board Eligible – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
New York, Connecticut
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Taylor SA, Khair MM, Gulotta L, Dy CJ, Baret NJ, Newman AM, Pearle AD, O’Brien SJ. Standard Diagnostic Glenohumeral Arthroscopy Fails to Fully Evaluate the Biceps-Labrum Complex. *Winner of the J. Whit Ewing Award at AANA 2014 Annual Meeting [In Press: Arthroscopy 2014]
Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Bansal M, Khair MM, McLawhorn A, DiCarlo E, Shorey M, O’Brien SJ. The Anatomy and Histology of the Bicipital Tunnel of the Shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov 18. pii: S1058-2746(14)00525-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.09.026. [Epub ahead of print]
Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Baret NJ, Newman AM, Sliva N, Shorey M, O’Brien SJ. Midterm Clinical Outcomes for Arthroscopic Subdeltoid Transfer of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon to the Conjoint Tendon. Arthroscopy. 2014 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]
Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Gausden E, Moran CJ, Kang RW, Cordasco FA. Open and Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization. [In Press: JBJS Reviews 2014]
Garcia G, Taylor SA, Dy CJ, Christ A, Patel RM, Dines JS. Online Resources for Shoulder Instability: What Are Patients Reading? JBJS Am. 2014 Oct 15;96(20)e177.
Drakos MC, Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Haleem AM. Synthetic Playing Surfaces and Athlete Health. JAAOS. May 2013; 21(5):293-302.
O’Brien SJ, Taylor SA, DiPietro JR, Newman AM, Drakos MC, Voos JE. The Arthroscopic “SubDeltoid Approach” to the Anterior Shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Apr;22(4):e6-10.
Taylor SA, Fabricant PD, Khair MM, Haleem AM, Drakos MC. A Review of Synthetic Playing Surfaces, the Shoe-Surface Interface, and Lower Extremity Injury in Athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Nov;40(4):66-72.
Taylor SA, Hannafin JA. Evaluation and Management of Elbow Tendinopathy. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2012 Sept; 4(5):384-393.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Hetsroni I, Taylor SA, Marx R. Results of Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Practical Guide to Management 2nd Edition. Editor Fanelli GC. [In Press]
McCarthy M, Taylor SA, Kelly A, Craig E. Chapter 7: Point/Counterpoint: Techniques for Anterior Stabilization: Open Bankart Repair. Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Editors Dodson CC, Dines DM, Dines JS, Walch G, Williams GR. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Taylor SA, McCarthy M, Dines JS, Dines DM. Chapter 27: Instability of the Swimmer’s Shoulder. Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Editors Dodson CC, Dines DM, Dines JS, Walch G, Williams GR. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Osbahr DC, Taylor SA, Andrews JR. Chapter 33: Shoulder Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes. Disorders of the Shoulder - Diagnosis and Management: Sports injuries 3rd Edition. Editor Miniaci A. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 2014.
Gausden B, Taylor SA, O’Brien SJ. Chapter 1: Normal Anatomy and Pathoanatomy of the Superior Labrum. AAOS Monograph. Disorders of the Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation and Treatment. Editors Hasan SR, Mazzocca AD. AAOS Monograph Series 54, 2013.
Taylor SA, Baret NJ, O’Brien SJ. Chapter 12: Arthroscopic Treatment of Biceps Tendon Injuries: Transfer to the Conjoint Tendon. Disorders of the Proximal Biceps Tendon: Evaluation and Treatment. Editors Hasan SR, Mazzocca AD. AAOS Monograph Series 54, 2013.
Berkes M, Taylor SA, Dines JS. Proximal Humerus Fractures. Case Files: Orthopaedic Surgery. Editors Dines JS, Toy EC, Rosenbaum AJ, Roberts T. McGraw-Hill Education. New York, 2013.
Taylor SA, Berkes M, Dines JS. Meniscal Tears of the Knee. Case Files: Orthopaedic Surgery. Editors Dines JS, Toy EC, Rosenbaum AJ, Roberts T. McGraw-Hill Education. New York, 2013