Dr. Stephen Taylor is a thoughtful and articulate psychiatrist with over 20 years of practice experience. Dr. Taylor’s life’s work and greatest passion, both as a quadruple-board-certified practitioner and as an educator and presenter to numerous varied audiences, has been to provide education and specialized care to adolescent and young adult patients and their families afflicted with drug and alcohol addictions and general psychiatric disorders.
An honors graduate of Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in History and Science, Dr. Taylor earned his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. He then earned a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. After pursuing “Triple Board” residency training in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New York, Dr. Taylor completed subspecialty fellowship training in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center.
Dr. Taylor is a certified Medical Review Officer, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the International Society of Sport Psychiatry.
Currently, Dr. Taylor is completing his tenth year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), a Program Dr. Taylor designed and implemented. Dr. Taylor and his wife of 28 years, Dr. Angela Taylor, have two wonderful children, Nia, 27 and Jamal, 24.