Photo of John A. Taylor, M.D., M.S.

John A. Taylor, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology
Chairman, Cancer Committee
Director, Urology Research
Academic Office Location:
Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-4100
Curriculum Vitae:
  • Looking for a Physician?

    This faculty member is also
    a practicing physician at UConn Health.

    Learn more >

Dr. Taylor received his B.A. in biology from Lafayette College in 1990 and his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1994. He completed his surgical training at the Squire Urological Clinic of Columbia University’s Presbyterian Medical Center in 2000. A commissioned officer in the United States Navy (LCDR) since 1990, he served on active duty as a staff urologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Science from 2000-03. While at Walter Reed he was an active investigator in the Department of Defense’s Center for Prostate Disease Research. Dr. Taylor has been board certified in urology since 2002 and recertified in 2011. He recently completed a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical and Translational Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) and serves on the national think tank for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). He has authored many publications as well as contributed to book chapters. He has been the recipient of the Dennis W. Jahnigen Scholars award administered by the American Geriatrics Society and the AUA’s post residency research award, and is currently supported by the American Cancer Society for his work in aging and bladder cancer. Dr. Taylor has extensive training in urologic cancer surgery and urinary tract reconstruction. Dr. Taylor's practice focuses on the care and treatment of bladder cancer, and complex urinary tract reconstruction.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.S.University of ConnecticutClinical and Translational Research
M.D.Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsUrology
A.B.Lafayette CollegeBiology

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterUrology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Doctors in America
Co-Chairman, Scientific Program Committee, New England SectionAmerican Urological Association
Invited Member, 35th Anniversary Steering CommitteeAmerican Urological Association Foundation
Top Doctors in ConnecticutConnecticut Magazine
Highly Rated Abstract (Top 2%)American Association for Cancer Research
NEAUA Representative to AUA Young Urologist CommitteeNEAUA
Invited Member, BCAN National Think Tank on Bladder CancerBCAN
Top Doctors in ConnecticutConnecticut Magazine
Moderator, Basic Science Session, NEAUA Annual MeetingNEAUA
Invited participant, National Urological Research Agenda Planning GroupAUA
Best Doctors for the Greater Hartford AreaHartford Magazine
RecipientAmerican Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholars Grant
American Urological Association Leadership ProgramSelected Member
Chairman, Judicial & Ethics CommitteeNew England Section, American Urological Association
Vice-ChairmanUniversity of Connecticut Health Center IRB Panel
V-Foundation Basic GrantV-Foundation
Myron P. Walzak, M.D. Urology Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut Urology Residency Program
New Investigator Award RecipientAmerican Geriatrics Society
American Geriatrics Society Dennis W. Jahnigen Scholars AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society
Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents, Program Award RecipientAmerican Geriatrics Society
New England Section Post Residency Research Grant RecipientAmerican Urological Association
Chairman, Neag Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Co-Chairman, Scientific Program CommitteeNew England Section, American Urological Association
Keynote PublicationJouranl of Urology, J UROL. 2004
Nominated, Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army
Honorable Discharge, Lieutenant Commander (S)USNR
National Defense Service Medal (2)United States Navy
Command Merit AwardUnited States Navy
Award Winner, Chief Resident DebateAmerican Urological Association, New York Section
Nominated, Resident Teacher AwardColumbia University Physicians & Surgeons
Selected, United States NavyActive Duty Delay for Specialty Training
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Navy
Health Profession Scholarship ProgramUnited States Navy
Teaching AssistantLafayette College
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Cancer Society: Patient Navigator CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Urological Association, New England Section: Board of DirectorsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCT RepresentativeExternalRegional2011
University of Connecticut Health Center: Health Information ManagementProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity2011
American Association of Cancer ResearchProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2010
American Urological Association Foundation: 35th Anniversary Steering CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2010
American Urological Association: Young Urologist CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationNew England Section of AUA RepresentativeExternalRegional2010
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, National Think TankProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2010
New England Section of American Urological Association: Scientific Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2010
University of Connecticut Health Center: Search CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn Health CenterUniversity20102010
American Urological Association: National Research Agenda Working GroupWorkshop/ConferenceMemberExternalNational2009
American Urological Association: Research Council (non-voting)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2009
National Institutes of Health/NIDDK: Urology 2.0 Working GroupProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20092009
New England Section of American Urological Association: By-Laws CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2009
American Urological Association: Leadership CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20082010
American Urological Association: Judicial & Ethics CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
Society of Basic Urologic ResearchersProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
Society of Urologic OncologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
University of Connecticut Health Center: Executive Committee of the Human Subjects Protection OfficeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20072009
University of Connecticut Health Center: University Medical Group Access TeamProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20072008
New England Section of American Urological Association: Judicial & Ethics CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalRegional2006
University of Connecticut Health Center: Carole & Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center: Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20062011
University of Connecticut Health Center: Carole & Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center: Cancer CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn Health CenterUniversity2005
University of Connecticut Health Center: Institutional Review BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPanel Vice ChairmanUConn Health CenterUniversity20052009
New England Section of American Urological Association: Scientific Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional20042007
American Urological Association, New England SectionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
Connecticut Society of MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2003
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20022007
Center for Prostate Disease Research: Ft. MeadeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSite DirectorExternalNational20012003
Walter Read Army Medical Center: Division of UrologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationDirector of Medical EducationExternalNational20012003
Society of Government Service UrologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2000
Walter Read Army Medical Center: Department of Urology: Medical Evaluation BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCoordinatorExternalNational20002003
American Association of Clinical UrologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19982003
American Urological AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1996
Asian Journal of AndrologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
British Journal of UrologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalInternational
CancerProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Cancer EpidemiologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Drugs and AgingProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
International Brazilian Journal of UrologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalInternational
Journal of Impotence & InfertilityProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of UrologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Molecular and Cellular BiochemistryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Molecular CarcinogensisProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Nature Genes & ImmunityProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Neurourology and UrodynamicsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Sports MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
UrologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Urological Association and the American College of Surgeons. He has authored many publications as well as contributed to book chapters. Dr. Taylor has extensive training in urologic cancer surgery and urinary tract reconstruction as well as voiding dysfunction/urodynamics. Dr. Taylor practices general urology with a focus on the treatment of urologic cancers and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Alternative Therapies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Taylor, J.A., Lowe, F.C. The 5-Minute Urology Consult
  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Prostate
    Taylor, J.A., Albertsen, P.C. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery

Abstracts

  • Null mutation in macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) inhibits compensatory smooth muscle growth in bladder outlet obstruction.
    Taylor JA, Zhu Q, Sasso D, Leng L, Bucala R, Pilbeam C, Kuchel GA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jan;538
  • ASAP: Cop-Out or Clinically Significant Diagnostic Category
    Kambham, N., Taylor, J.A., Rubin, M.A. Mod Pathol. 1186A
  • Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation: What Does It Mean?
    Taylor, J.A., Kambham, N., Troxel, A., Rubin, M.A. J Urol.
  • Decreased Inflammation and Tumor Stage in COX-2 Knockout Mice in the BBN Model of Bladder Cancer
    Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Pilbeam, C., Taylor, J.A. Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • Gene Deletion of mPGES-1 Results in a Significant Reduction in Tumor Stage and Burden in the BBN Mouse Model of Bladder Cancer
    Nakanishi, M., Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Pilbeam, C., Rosenberg, D., Taylor, J.A. Proceedings of the AACR Annual Meeting 51596-597
  • Inherent Variables Within Bicycle Riding and Their Relationship to Erectile Dysfunction
    Taylor, J.A., Kao, T.K., Shabsigh, R. Intl J Impot Res. 1430
  • Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Mediates Smooth Muscle Death in Bladder Outlet Obstruction
    Taylor, J.A., Zhu, Q., Sasso, D., Leng, L., Bucala, R., Pilbeam, C., Kuchel, G.A. J Urol. 17338
  • Mice with a Null Mutation for Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Have Lower Stage Tumors in a Model of Bladder Cancer
    Taylor, J.A., Voznesensky, O., Kuchel, G.A., Hegde, P., Claffey, K., Tsimikas, J., Leng, L., Bucala, R., Pilbeam, C. J Am Geriatr So. 5412
  • mPGES-1 Gene Deletion Results in a Statistically Significant Reduction in Bladder Cancer Stage and Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Invasive Disease
    Nakanishi, M., Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Pilbeam, C., Rosenberg, D., Taylor, J.A. JUrol.
  • Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Significantly Reduce Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Bladder Cancer
    Taylor, J.A., Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Voznesensky, O.S., de la Cruz, V.F., Pruitt, J.R., Sielecki, T.M., Pilbeam, C. ASCO, GU Symposium
  • Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Significantly Reduce Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Bladder Cancer.
    Taylor, J.A., Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Voznesensky, O.S., de la Cruz, V.F., Pruitt, J.R., Sielecki, T.M., Pilbeam, C. Proceedings of the AACR Annual Meeting 51373
  • SATB1 Expression Increases Resistance of Bladder Cancer Cells to Cisplatin
    Choudhary, S., Voznesensky, O.S., Pilbeam, C., Taylor, J.A. Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • The Clinical Utility of Urine Cytology and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for Detecting Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) in a Veteran’s Administration (VA) Population
    Uchio, E.M., Calderon, J.S., Neto, A.G., Taylor, J.A., Hwang, J.J., Concato, J. J Urol.
  • The Human Carcinoma Antigen: A New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer
    Taylor, J.A., Goluboff, E.T., Holub, W., Krane, R.J., Fawwaz, R., Codington, J.F., Maimonis, P., Lavin, P.T., Olsson, C.A. J Urol. 161209
  • The Use of Oral inhibitors of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in a Mouse Model of Bladder Cancer Significantly Reduce Tumor Burden
    Taylor, J.A., Choudhary, S., Hegde, P., Voznesensky, O.S., de la Cruz, V.F., Pruitt, J.R., Sielecki, T.M., Pilbeam, C. JUrol

Other

  • Minimally Invasive Therapies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Taylor, J.A. Hosp Phys Urology Board Review Manual 7(2):

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Current Bladder Cancer ResearchLectureAmerican Cancer Society2012
Decreased Inflammation and Tumor Stage in COX-2 Knockout Mice in the BBN Model of Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting2011Orlando, Florida
SATB1 Expression Increases Resistance of Bladder Cancer Cells to CisplatinTalkAmerican Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting2011Orlando, Florida
Inflammation and Bladder Cancer; A Tale of TranslationLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Division of Urology2011Farmington, Connecticut
Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migratory Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Lead to Reduced Tumor Burden in a Murine Model of Invasive Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Society of Cancer Research – GU Symposium2010San Francisco, California
Gene Deletion of mPGES-1 Results in a Significant Reduction in Tumor Stage and Burden in the BBN Mouse Model of Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting2010Washington, DC
Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migratory Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Lead to Reduced Tumor Burden in a Murine Model of Invasive Bladder Cancer in a Dose Dependant MannerTalkAmerican Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting2010Washington, DC
mPGES-1 Gene Deletion Results in a Statistically Significant Reduction in Bladder Cancer Stage and Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Invasive DiseaseTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2010San Francisco, California
Oral Inhibitors of Macrophage Migratory Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Lead to Reduced Tumor Burden in a Murine Model of Invasive Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2010San Francisco, California
Role of Frailty and Physical Performance in Bladder Cancer Outcomes in the ElderlyLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Division of Geriatrics2010Farmington, Connecticut
Prostate Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment in the ElderlyLectureAmerican Geriatrics Society, Annual Meeting2010Orlando, Florida
The Clinical Utility of Urine Cytology and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for Detecting Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) in a Veteran’s Administration (VA) PopulationTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2009Chicago, Illinois
Age Increases the Expression of Inflammatory Genes in a Mouse Model of Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Urologic Association New England Section Meeting2009Washington, DC
Expression of the Genomic Organizer Special AT-Rich Sequence Binding Protein-1 (SATB1) in Bladder Cancer Cell LinesTalkAmerican Urologic Association New England Section Meeting2009Washington, DC
Bladder CancerLectureAmerican Cancer Society2009
Bladder Cancer Diagnosis and ManagementLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Department of Medicine2008Farmington, Connecticut
Inflammation, Inflammatory Cytokines and Invasive Bladder CancerLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Division of Urology2008Farmington, Connecticut
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder CancerLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Continuing Education Program2008Farmington, Connecticut
When is ‘Prostatism’ Not Due to the ProstateLectureAmerican Geriatrics Association2008Washington, DC
The Current State of Funding for Urologic ResearchLectureAmerican Urological Association, New England Section2008
Management of High Grade Bladder CancerPanel DiscussionAmerican Urological Association, New England Section2008
Evaluation of the Urologic PatientLectureUniversity of Connecticut, School of Nursing2008Farmington, Connecticut
The Role of the Inflammatory Microenvironment in Bladder Cancer & AgingLectureYale University, Division of Urology, Grand Rounds2008New Haven, Connecticut
Differential Regulation of the Prostaglandin Pathway During Bladder Cancer Development in a Mouse ModelTalkAmerican Urologic Association New England Section Meeting2007Boston, Massachusetts
An Overview of BPH Diagnosis and ManagementLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Department of Medicine2007Farmington, Connecticut
Urological Assessment, Management & Research Agenda in the ElderlyLectureAmerican Geriatrics Association2007Chicago, Illinois
Testicular Cancer; Poster Child for OncologyLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Division of Endocrinology2007Farmington, Connecticut
Informal Discussion of Bladder CancerLectureAmerican Cancer Society2007
Mice with a Null Mutation for Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Develop Lower Stage Tumors in a Model of Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting2006Chicago, Illinois
Null Mutation for Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Leads to Development of Non-Invasive Tumors in a Mouse Model of Bladder CancerTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2006Atlanta, Georgia
Catheterization: Simple to ComplexTalkAmerican Organization of Registered Nurses Annual Meeting2006
Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor and the Aging BladderTalkGeriatric Urological Society2006Atlanta, Georgia
Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Inhibits Compensatory Smooth Muscle Growth in Bladder Outlet ObstructionTalkAmerican Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting2005Orlando, Florida
Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Mediates Smooth Muscle Death in Bladder Outlet ObstructionTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2005San Antonio, Texas
A Practical Review of Bladder CancerLectureUniversity of Connecticut, Division of Hematology & Oncology2005Farmington, Connecticut
Sexual DysfunctionTalkJohn Dempsey Hospital2005Farmington, Connecticut
Can Ultrasensitive PSA Assays Predict Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy?TalkAmerican Urologic Association New England Section Meeting2004Amelia Island, Florida
Screening for Urologic MalignanciesLectureJohn Dempsey Hospital CME Medical Lecture Series2004
Recent Progress in BPHTalkManchester Memorial Hospital, Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds2004Manchester, Connecticut
Update on BPHLectureCharlotte Hungerford Hospital, Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds2004Torrington, Connecticut
Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly: A Translational ApproachLectureThe Patrick & Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation Lecture2004
The Use of Ultra-Sensitive PSA Assays in the Detection of Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Radical ProstatectomyTalkJames C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar2003San Antonio, Texas
Urinary Frequency, Urgency and Urge IncontinenceTalkKimbrough Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds2003
BPH: Where Do We Stand & Where are We Going?TalkGroton Naval Base, Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds2003
Bicycle Riding and It’s Relationship to the Development of Erectile DysfunctionTalkJames C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar2002Washington, DC
Urologic TraumaTalkUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Surgery2002
Post Treatment Urinary Incontinence in Patients with Prostate CancerLectureUs Too Prostate Cancer Support Group2002Washington, DC
Management of Urologic TraumaTalkNATO Joint Forces Baltic Exercise2002
Etiology and Management of Erectile DysfunctionLectureMalcolm Grove Air Force Medical Center, Department of Medicine2002
Increasing the Number of Core Samples Taken at Prostate Needle Biopsy Enhances the Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate CancerTalkAmerican Urological Association Annual Meeting2002Orlando, Florida
Inherent Variables Within Bicycle Riding and Their Relationship to Erectile DysfunctionTalkInternational Society for Sexual and Impotence Research2002Montreal, Canada
Urinary Diversion After Cystectomy; Ileal Conduit or Orthotopic NeobladderTalkNew York Section of the American Urological Association2000New York, New York
Human Carcinoma Antigen: A New Marker in the Detection of Prostate CancerTalkAmerican Urologic Association Annual Meeting1999Dallas, Texas
Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation in Prostate Needle Biopsies: What Does it Mean?TalkAmerican Urologic Association1998San Diego, California