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Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research


Michael Taylor, MD, joined the Heart Institute in July, 2010 as the director of Advanced Imaging Innovation. He was previously the director of cardiac magnetic resonance at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Taylor has expertise in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and computed tomography. He has a dual appointment in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Imaging Research Center, an interdisciplinary facility of advanced imaging faculty with dedicated clinical and pre-clinical imaging equipment.

Dr. Taylor's primary interests include myocardial metabolism in heart failure, animal models of cardiac pathology, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of congenital and acquired heart disease.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac MRI; cardiac CT; and echocardiography; Cardiology Consult Service

Research Interests

Myocardial metabolism; animal models of heart failure; positron emission tomography

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Education

MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001.

PhD: Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001.

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2003.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2006.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.

Certification: Pediatric Cardiology, 2006.

My Publications

Mazur W, Hor KN, Germann JT, Fleck RJ, Al-Khalidi HR, Wansapura JP, Chung ES, Taylor MD, Jefferies JL, Woodrow Benson D, Gottliebson WM. Patterns of left ventricular remodeling in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: a cardiac MRI study of ventricular geometry, global function, and strain. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jan 8.

Purevjav E, Varela J, Morgado M, Kearney DL, Li H, Taylor MD, Arimura T, Moncman CL, McKenna W, Murphy RT, Labeit S, Vatta M, Bowles NE, Kimura A, Boriek AM, Towbin JA. Nebulette mutations are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy and endocardial fibroelastosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Oct 26;56(18):1493-502.

LP Browne, D Kearney, MD Taylor, T Chung, TC Slesnick, AC Nutting, R Krishnamurthy. ALCAPA: the role of myocardial viability studies in determining prognosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2010;40(2):163-167.

JL Jefferies, MD Taylor, J Rossano, JW Belmont, WJ Craigen. Novel cardiac findings in periventricular nodular heterotopia. Am J Med Genet. 2009; 152A(1): 165-8.

JW Rossano, MD Taylor, EO Smith, CD Fraser, ED McKenzie, JF Price, HA Dickerson, DP Nelson, AR Mott. Glycemic profile in infants who have undergone the arterial switch operation: hyperglycemia is not associated with adverse events. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 135(4): 739-745.