Dr. Taylor grew up in Latin America, and speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently. He received both his B.S. and M.D. degrees from The George Washington University, completed residencies in Pediatrics and Radiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital, Boston. He is on the Editorial Board of 10 journals in radiology and pediatrics, and has won the Editor's Recognition Award With Distinction from the journal Radiology 4 times. In addition, he has received teaching awards from the Pediatrics and Radiology house staff, and the Bronze. Silver and Caffey Awards of The Society for Pediatric Radiology. He has published more than 220 original articles, reviews, and book chapters. His major research interests include: 1) Imaging of Appendicitis; 2) Imaging utilization and management 3) Clinical outcomes research in pediatric imaging.