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Dr. Dean Taylor is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University. He received a BS degree from West Point, and MD from Duke University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Duke, and sports medicine fellowship at the Letterman Army Institute of Research at West Point. While in the Army, he held the position of Chief of Orthopaedics at West Point, and was the Head Team Physician and Director of the John Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at West Point. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2005 after 24 years of service.

In 2006, he returned to Duke where he now holds the positions of Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Director of the Duke School of Medicine Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Curriculum, Team Physician, and Chairman of the Feagin Leadership Program

His areas of interest are orthopaedic sports medicine, specializing in surgery and injuries to the shoulder and knee. His specific clinical and research interests include shoulder instability and labral tears, knee instability and ligament tears, knee articular cartilage and meniscal injuries, ACL injuries in children, and muscle and tendon injuries.

In addition to Dr. Taylor’s clinical interests, he has a passion for ethical leadership development and humanitarian leadership within healthcare to improve the patient experience.