Dr. Blake Taylor is a neurosurgeon who cares for patients with disorders or injuries of the spine and brain using minimally invasive and complex techniques. He specializes in treating patients with spinal disorders related to degenerative diseases, traumatic injuries or cancer; brain injuries or tumors; and bleeding in the brain; as well as patients in the hospital for neurointensive care. He has expertise in using computer-assisted navigation to treat certain spinal conditions, such as cervical myelopathy, cervical and lumbar disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, kyphosis, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.
In research, Taylor studies national trends on outcomes, including hospital readmissions, related to neurosurgical conditions, such as spinal disorders, intracerebral hemorrhage, brain or spine cancers, and postsurgical infections, with attention to the impacts of socioeconomic factors. His accomplishments include helping publish some of the earliest data on cerebrovascular complications of COVID-19 and helping develop a smartphone app to track patient recovery after surgery.
Taylor earned his medical degree from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received a dean's fellowship in cerebrovascular research. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a fellowship in neurocritical care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Taylor is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); was elected to and served on the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee; and has contributed to neurosurgical textbooks. His approach to care is guided by the Hippocrates quote "Where the art of medicine is loved, there is also love for humanity."
Columbia University, MD, 2016
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Neurosurgery, 2023
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Neurocritical Care, 2021