Pediatrics Chair Retires from College

Michael Taylor, MD, retired from the College on January 31, 2013, after almost 22 years of service. Taylor was a professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

For the education and training of medical students, the College is also a branch campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, headquartered in Birmingham.

Taylor held many titles during his time at the College, including assistant dean for Information Technology and adjunct associate professor of Psychology, medical director of The University of Alabama’s ADHD Clinic and founder and medical director of the West Alabama Child Medical Evaluation Center.

College Dean Richard Streiffer, MD, says, “We are very appreciative of Mike’s many contributions to CCHS over the years, and we will miss him a great deal.”

Taylor’s clinical passion is the evaluation, support and care of children who have been or may have been abused. Taylor is the only board certified child abuse pediatrician in Alabama and one of only 234 in the United States, according to the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Taylor has accepted a position as professor of Pediatrics and division chief of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

“It has been my great fortune and pleasure to work here at CCHS since 1991, establishing many productive working relationships, friendships and “in the trenches” buddies,” Taylor says.