Hugh S. Taylor MD

Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health, Yale University

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Yale Medical Group

LCME Faculty Subcommittee

Office of Student Research

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyStem Cells and Tissue RepairCancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & GenomicsPituitary Program | Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program; Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility: Yale Fertility Center, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program, Perimenopausal & Menopausal Therapy Program; Reproductive Physiology Group; Center for Research in Reproductive Biology; Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center; Reproductive Sciences: Gameet Biology Lab, Discovery to Cure InternshipGene Regulation and Functional Genomics


Dr. Taylor is the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is also Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental biology at Yale University. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, menopause, uterine anomalies and DES exposure.

Dr. Hugh Taylor received his undergraduate training at Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a fellowship in Molecular Biology, both at Yale.

Dr. Taylor is a board certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology. His clinical research centers on implantation, endometriosis and menopause. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and on stem cells. He is a recipient of eight National Institutes of Health research grants and directs The Yale Center for Reproductive Biology. Dr. Taylor has published more than 125 articles and in leading medical journals. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Reproductive Sciences.


  • B.A., Yale University , 1983
  • M.D., University of Connecticut , 1988

Selected Publication

  • Martin, JR, Lieber SB, McGrath J, Shanabrough M, Horvath T and Taylor HS. Maternal Ghrelin deficiency compromises reproduction in female progeny through altered uterine developmental programming. Endocrinol 2011, 152(5):2060-2066.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Honoree of the Year(2012) , Endometriosis Association
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