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Gina Taylor, MD, FAAD

Education and Training
  • Medical school: University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency: Dermatology, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Dermatopathology, SUNY Downstate/Ackerman Academy
  • Certifications: Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
Background

Gina A. Taylor M.D is a board-certified dermatologist with a special interest in medical dermatology and extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic skin conditions such as acne vulgaris, psoriasis, blistering diseases and cutaneous lupus.

Dr. Taylor was born in Kingston, Jamaica and after completing high school there, she came to the US to do undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from this institution with a major in Biology and minor in Psychology. Thereafter, she attended the University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, from which she graduated as Doctor of Medicine. She showed an early interest in dermatology and was awarded with the final year prize in dermatology for her graduating class, the Nancy C. Bell, M.D. Memorial Prize. While in medical school, she did a graduate research fellowship in the Department of Dermatology, at the end of which she published a much-quoted article on hair follicle stem cells, in the prestigious scientific journal, CELL.

She completed a one year transitional internship at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia and subsequently completed the residency program in Dermatology at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and became board-certified in dermatology. She served as Fellow of Dermatopathology at a joint program between State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn and the most respected Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York , NY which culminated in her becoming board-certified in Dermatopathology.

Dr. Taylor is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and chapters in dermatology text books. She has been a moving force in the dermatology residency program at Downstate Medical Center where she serves as an Assistant Professor. She also serves at Kings County Hospital Center as Director of Dermatology Service and At-Large Representative to the Medical Board. She has twice been honored by her peers and students in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication. The impact of her deep love for her profession and her commitment to her patients is palpable.

  • New Quandary. Is there a relationship between melanoma and depigmentation in skin? Gina Taylor, M.D. Dermatopathology: Practical and Conceptual Published online at www.derm101.com
  • Interface Dermatitis, Gina A. Taylor, M.D., Edward R. Heilman, M.D., Chapter 3, Color Atlas of Dermatopathology, Jane M. Grant-Kels, Informa Healthcare, 2007
  • Retinoid Therapy of Acne and Sebocyte-Related Disorders, Gina A. Taylor, M.D., Alan R. Shalita, M.D., Chapter 6, pp. 103 - 124, Retinoids and Carotenoids in Dermatology, 1st Ed. Anders Valquist & Madeline Duvic, 2007