The Taylor Collaboration is named in honor of Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor, a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and educator and Program Director of the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program from 1964 to 1983. The mission of the Taylor Collaboration is to advance the practice of medicine through surgeon-engineer collaboration integrating research, education, and innovation. We strive to achieve comprehensive resident education and research focused on improving the safety and effectives of biomedical devices with a particular emphasis on orthopaedic implants. Social responsibility is emphasized in all programmatic activity, particularly as it relates to the development and promotion of surgical practices that directly improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. The Taylor Collaboration is a consortium of professional educators, clinicians, and researchers at St. Mary’s Medical Center who are dedicated to this mission.
The Taylor Collaboration is a consortium of professional educators, clinicians, and researchers. The core of The Taylor Collaboration is its biomechanics laboratory, located at St. Mary’s Medical Center Campus in San Francisco, California. The Taylor Collaboration is a not-for-profit organization administered by a board that includes engineers, clinicians, and members of the general public with expertise in healthcare administration.
The focus of The Taylor Collaboration is principally in Orthopaedics, but we also support biomechanics-focused projects in pediatric surgery, podiatry, general surgery, and neurological surgery. The laboratory specializes in mechanical testing of medical devices, with a particular emphasis on orthopaedic implants.
Taylor Collaboration Team 2012