David Leon Taylor

David Leon Taylor, M.Ed

“Investing in the success of others nurtures and sustains a legacy of servant oriented leadership.”

David Taylor joined the Georgetown University School of Medicine family in July 1990. While at Georgetown, David was the Senior Associate Dean for Student Learning and was responsible for initiatives that promote the retention and advancement of medical students through the four year curriculum. He utilized his knowledge and skills in educational philosophy and research, student and instructor interrelationships, advising and counseling, and learning and study strategies to implement academic support services essential to students’ academic success, the medical education mission and the quality of the learning experience.

Dean Taylor was also the Director of the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) program, which targets underrepresented and disadvantaged students who aspire to the profession of medicine. GEMS serves as a rich, viable pool of future medical students in support of Georgetown’s commitment to diversity in the health professions.

Dean Taylor was a Member of the Racial Justice Committee for Change; Faculty Diversity & Inclusion (FDI) Subcommittee; Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education Steering Committee; Committee on Student Well-Being; Subcommittee on Evaluation and Assessment; Member, Medical Student Life Advisory Committee; Member, GEMS Academic Advisory and Admissions Committee; and, Member, Curriculum Innovation Committee.

Dean Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University in 1986, and completed the pre-clinical curriculum at the Howard University College of Medicine from 1986-1988. He obtained the Master of Education from George Mason University in 2008. Prior to Georgetown University, Dean Taylor served as Manager of Patient Enrollment for National Clinical Research Centers, Inc.

Recipient of:

James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award (2020) Honors for exceptional service to the Georgetown University alumni community.

President’s Excellence Award (2015) for performance that has clearly demonstrated a commitment to excellence — above and beyond the normal requirements of the position — inspiring excellence in others worthy of special recognition.

John C. Rose Award (2009, 2011) for outstanding service to the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Crystal Award (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012) for extraordinary support and commitment to the students of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Diamond Award (2014, 2015) for excellence in medical student advising and support.

Arthur Hoyte, MD Award (2001, 2009) for commitment to diversity and minority student development.

NAMME-NE Director’s Award (2002)

NAMME-NE Distinguished Service Award (2008)

In this episode of Georgetown Now, President John J. DeGioia talks to David Taylor about his role as Senior Associate Dean for Student Learning at the School of Medicine and the GEMS program.