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About The Taylor Collaboration

Our Organization

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. We are 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.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable the world's best engineers, surgeons, and entrepreneurs to solve orthopaedic's most ambitious problems.


The Taylor Collaboration is named in honor of Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor, a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and educator. Taylor served as an Army officer and the head of the Orthopaedic Surgeon's Department at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. After Taylor's Army retirement in 1962, he became the Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon and trained thousands of residents at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor was also president of Western Orthpaedic Association, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Treasurer of the American Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the John Wilson Interurban Association. 

Dr. Lloyd W. Taylor

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