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Allen Taylor, MD, Cardiology, Washington, DC, MedStar Washington Hospital Center


Cardiology Washington, DC

Chairman, Cardiology

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Education & Training

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1991
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • College of William and MaryB.S., Chemistry, 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2008 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1993 - 2004
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1989 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Heart Hero American Heart Association, 2014
  • Laurence H. Kyle M.D. Award for Excellent in Teaching and Housestaff Education, Department of Medicine Georgetown University Hospital, 2012
  • Legion of Merit United States Army, 2008
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Multimodality imaging of diseases of the thoracic aorta in adults: from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging...  
    Goldstein SA, Evangelista A, Abbara S, Arai A, Asch FM, Badano LP, Bolen MA, Connolly HM, Cuéllar-Calàbria H, Czerny M, Devereux RB, Erbel RA, Fattori R, Isselbacher E..., J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 1/1/2015
  • SCCT guidelines on the use of coronary computed tomographic angiography for patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department: A Report of the Soci...  
    Raff GL, Chinnaiyan KM, Cury RC, Garcia MT, Hecht HS, Hollander JE, O'Neil B, Taylor AJ, Hoffmann U, J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 1/1/2014
  • Serum Lipid Concentrations Among Persons with Spinal Cord Injury A systematic review and meta-analysis  
    Gilbert O, Croffoot JR, Taylor AJ, Nash M, Schomer K, Groah S, Atherosclerosis, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • CT FIRST: Randomized controlled trial of the impact routine vs. elective CT angiography on resource utilization after nuclear stress testing.The overall goal of this s...
    Villines TC, Hulten E, Taylor AJ, J Am Coll Cardiol, 1/1/2014
  • A Pilot Study of Niacin in the Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Hypertension.
    Sayanlar J, McNamara M, Dooley D, Taylor AJ, J Am Coll Cardiol Intv, 1/1/2014
  • Serum lipid concentrations among persons with spinal cord injury - a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.
    Taylor AJ, Gilbert, O., Croffoot, J. R., Nash, M., Schomer, K., Taylor, A. J., J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 1/1/2013
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  • Update on Acute Coronary Syndrome. 
    United Medical Center, Washington, DC - 1/22/2015
  • Are Triglycerides a Biomarker or Risk Factor in CVD? 
    Washington, DC - 1/22/2015
  • Ischemic MR. 
    Cleveland, OH - 1/26/2014
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  • The Promise Trial: The CTA Perspective. 
    Oberweis BS, Taylor AJ
  • Cardiovascular CT Self-Assessment Program (CCT-SAP). On-line CME case-based textbook 
    Taylor AJ (Editor-in-Chief), American College of Cardiology
  • ARBITER 2- A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study of extended-release niacin added to background statin therapy. 
    Taylor AJ, ACCEL interview
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Authored Content

  • Astronaut Cardiovascular Health and Risk Modification (Astro-CHARM) Coronary Calcium Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk CalculatorJuly 2018

Press Mentions

  • I'm a Heart Doctor and Here's How to Keep Yours Healthy
    I'm a Heart Doctor and Here's How to Keep Yours HealthySeptember 22nd, 2020
  • Va. Sen. Thanks Shattered Ankle for Saving Life After ‘Silent’ Heart Attack
    Va. Sen. Thanks Shattered Ankle for Saving Life After ‘Silent’ Heart AttackAugust 20th, 2019
  • 50 Unhealthiest Habits on the Planet
    50 Unhealthiest Habits on the PlanetJuly 1st, 2019
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Hospital Affiliations