Active in his profession and in his community, Dr. Jonathan Taylor came to Baton Rouge via a life journey that began in Los Angeles, California and which brought him to Washington, DC for his medical studies. Earning his B.S. from Howard University in Washington in 1992, Dr. Taylor continued at the University, earning his M.D. in 1996. He returned to his native California and performed his Surgery residency at the University of California Davis in 2001. In 2002, he completed a program of Advance Training in the field of Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Taylor entered into private practice in Zachary, Louisiana for several years followed by his private practice with a surgical group based in Baton Rouge. In 2010, he joined the Surgery Department of The Baton Rouge Clinic.
Over his decade and a half of practice, he has served as Medical Director of the Baton Rouge General Bariatric Surgery Program, on Our Lady of the Lake’s OR Cost Committee, and on their General Surgery Leadership Committee. He has also served as past Chief of Staff at Lane Regional Medical Center. Dr. Taylor is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
Active socially and civically, Dr. Taylor is a member of the Board of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge, and is a mentor for Zachary High School students.
He and his family including his three children reside in Baton Rouge where he enjoys hobbies of golf, travel, the arts, skiing, and playing several instruments including piano, bass guitar, and drums. Dr. Taylor has had the honor of appearing in the television documentary of Trauma: Life in the ER, having appeared in 2000 on the program as the featured surgeon.