Mark Taylor, MD

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Mark Taylor, MD

Personal Biography:

Mark Taylor is a cardiothoracic surgeon with Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute. He holds triple-board certification in general surgery and surgical critical care from the American Board of Surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery from the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He earned a medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He completed an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and general surgery training at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. In addition, he completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and cardiothoracic training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

Prior to joining the Samaritan team, Dr. Taylor worked at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  His areas of expertise include mitral valve repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation and aortic aneurysms.

Medical Education and Training:

Medical degree: University of the West Indies
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Cardio Thoracic Surgery



  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Cardiothoracic surgery is a specialty that involves the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest), including treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Cardiovascular surgery is surgery on the heart or large vessels, performed by surgeons to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), congenital heart disease, or valvular heart disease from various causes including endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease and atherosclerosis. Services include less invasive bypass surgery requiring only very small incisions, as well as other innovative treatment options for a variety of heart conditions.
  • Vascular Surgery
    Vascular surgery is a specialty that offers both surgical and minimally invasive treatment of problems associated with the blood vessels in the body. Vascular disease may include any condition that disrupts the effectiveness of the circulatory system.