Nicholas A. Taylor, MD, PhD is a native of Williamsburg, VA. For undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, with High Distinction, in Chemical Engineering. After working as a chemical engineer in industry for one year, he matriculated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, pursuing the dual degree MD/PhD program. During his PhD, he studied the effects of immune cell trafficking in graft-versus-host disease, as well as the tumor immune microenvironment and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in multiple cancer models. He was the recipient of a prized F31 research training grant by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. He successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Balancing Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Signals for Effective Immunotherapy in the Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Solid Tumor Settings.” After medical school, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. He then completed dermatology residency at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University, where he was able to treat patients from all walks of life at the Manhattan Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, NYU Langone Health’s Skin and Cancer Unit and Tisch Hospital, and the New York City Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Taylor’s medical interests include non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma, and the anti-tumor immune response. He believes that, one day, skin cancer can be cured by harnessing the power of the immune system. He plans to continue research in the field to find such a cure.
In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys running, basketball, football, rugby, his golden retriever, and of course, his wife and two beautiful children.