Jonathan P. Taylor, MD, FACS
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. Jonathan P. Taylor entered a solo private practice in Zachary, Louisiana for several years before partnering with a private practice surgery group based in Baton Rouge. In 2010, he joined the Surgery Department of The Baton Rouge Clinic.
In his 19 years 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, as well as a past Chief of General Surgery at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Lane Regional Medical Center, and Our Lady of the Lake 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, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, American College of 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, Incorporated, and is a mentor for health professions students at LSU and Southern University. He is part of the teaching faculty for medical students at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and is a mentor for Zachary High School students.
Dr. Jonathan P. Taylor and his family including his wife, Dr. Yolunda Taylor, a local Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and 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, in 2000 as the featured surgeon.