We would like to congratulate Erica Taylor, MD, who was elected as the Chair-Elect of the Department of Surgery at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Dr. Taylor graduated with her Medical Degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2006. She went on to complete a residency in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Virginia Health System in 2012, followed by a fellowship in Combined Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Cleveland Clinic (Ohio). After fellowship, she joined Duke Orthopaedics, where she treats a wide variety of patients, including those with hand, wrist, forearm and elbow injuries and trauma; along with those who have chronic problems stemming from overuse and hand and wrist arthritis, as well as sports injuries of the hand and wrist. Her research interests include clinical outcomes after hand surgery and predictors of success. In addition, she has a background in tissue engineering applications for tendon and ligament regeneration.
Dr. Taylor has served as the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee since March 2017. Most recently, she was selected to participate in the inaugural year of the ADVANCE-UP (Academic Development, Advocacy, Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations at Duke) Faculty Development Program.