Dr. Samuel Taylor, MD

Dr. Samuel Taylor, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 38
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Dr. Samuel Taylor, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Stamford, CT and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1 Blachley Rd

Stamford, CT 06902

Contact Information

(203) 705-0750

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Taylor performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Taylor's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taylor "As a former intercollegiate and avid recreational athlete, Dr. Taylor has developed a unique understanding of the demands and anxieties faced by injured athletes at all levels. His clinical expertise includes minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. After graduating from Greenwich High School, Dr. Taylor attended Harvard University where he studied biology and played four years of varsity football. In medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, he was selected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honors Society. During his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, the faculty awarded Dr. Taylor the Weill Cornell Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award for exemplary all-around service and his peers selected him recipient of the Jean C. McDaniel Award for leadership, professionalism, and ethics in patient care. Dr. Taylor served as the administrative Co-Chief Fellow during his final year of training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Following fellowship, Dr. Taylor received additional training in complex shoulder, knee, and elbow conditions during a Traveling Fellowship that included nationally and internationally renowned experts, Dr. James Andrews (Pensacola, FL), Dr. Dan Cooper (Dallas, TX), Dr. John Conway (Fort Worth, TX), Dr. Felix Savoie (New Orleans, LA), and Dr. Laurent LaFosse (Annecy, France). Dr. Taylor has served as an assistant team physician for several amateur and professional organizations, including: the New York Football Giants, The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) semi-professional football team, and the New York Red Bulls MLS franchise. He has also published extensively in his field, authoring more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and 13 book chapters. His seminal work on the long head of the biceps tendon was recognized with the J. Whit Ewing Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. As a student, athlete, and researcher, Dr. Taylor has come to admire the wondrous capabilities and frightening limits of the human body. He has dedicated himself to restoring mobility by combining the latest minimally invasive surgical treatments with compassionate care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taylor "Dr. Taylor is a sports medicine specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery who is dedicated to getting you back in the game. As a former intercollegiate and avid recreational athlete, he has developed a unique understanding of the demands and anxieties faced by injured athletes at all levels. His mission is to deliver the highest quality care by combining modern surgical techniques with compassion."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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23  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taylor has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taylor's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taylor to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

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Dr. Taylor's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

I thought he was terrific. Took a very conservative approach to my painful shoulder-- "don't rush to surgery" - which I especially appreciated, coming from a surgeon. Took the time to listen carefully, explain, and provide a plan. He and his staff were warm, friendly and supportive. I would...more
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Dr Taylor did absolutely nothing in terms of trying to alleviate pain in shoulder or offer suggestions in addressing numbness and tingling in forearm into fingers. I won't be going back
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best physician period.
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