Matthew Taylor MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California, he moved to Colorado and completed residency training programs in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics. In 2001, he joined the University of Colorado Denver faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine, where he is currently an Associate Professor. In 2005 he received a PhD degree from the University of Colorado Denver for work related to the genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy.
His clinical work centers primarily around the Adult Medical Genetics Clinic. This clinic is unique to the Rocky Mountain region and serves adult patients and families with genetic conditions. Genetic counseling, diagnostic, and management services are provided through this clinic, which is staffed by three genetic counselors and hosts genetic counseling students, genetics fellows, and internal medicine residents. An adult cardiovascular genetics effort has also been developed as this field overlaps with Dr. Taylor’s research interests and interfaces well with an existing adult congenital heart disease clinic in his division.
Dr. Taylor in involved in clinical research into the basis of several genetic conditions that affect adults including: cardiomyopathies, intellectual disability, lysosomal storage diseases, pulmonary hypertension, and hypogonadism. Dr. Taylor’s research laboratory pursues basic molecular genetic research related to these human conditions and employs, SNP detection assays, DNA sequencing, array comparative genomic hybridization in this regard, and Next Generation DNA sequencing. Two disease Registries are connected to this work: 1) the Familial Cardiomyopathy Registry and 2) the Danon Disease Registry (additional information located at: www.danondisease.org). Dr. Taylor’s group also participates in ongoing clinical trials and registries in the lysosomal storage disease field.
Dr. Taylor’s education activities include directing the Molecule to Medicine curriculum for year I medical students as well as participating in other courses and programs for medical, doctoral, and masters students. Dr. Taylor is a member of executive committed for the U of Colorado MD-PhD program and is also a co-director of the Clinical Investigation in the Clinical Sciences PhD program.
Dr. Taylor lives in Denver, Colorado with is wife, who is an obstetrician-gynecologist physician, and their two daughters.