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Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair,
Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5794 | Department: 336-716-5794

Email: rtaylor@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.S., Stanford University, 1975
  • M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1981
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Univ CA at San Francisco, 1985
  • Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California-San F, 1987

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

NPI Number

  • 1407889397
Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Research Interests

Endometriosis; Endometrium; Stromal Cells; Chemokine CCL5; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5794 | Department: 336-716-5794

Email: rtaylor@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Multiple beneficial roles of repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA) in suppressing the progression of endometriosis. Zhao Y, Chen Y, Kuang Y, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Katzenellenbogen JA, Katzenellenbogen BS.. Endocrinology. 2016;157(2):900-912.

Exosomes derived from endometriotic stromal cells have enhanced angiogenic effects in vitro. Harp D, Driss A, Mehrabi S, Chowdhury I, Xu W, Liu D, Garcia-Barrio M, Taylor RN, Gold B, Jefferson S, Sidell N, Thompson W.. Cell Tissue Res. 2016;365(1):187-196.

Roles of estrogen receptor-alpha and the coactivator MED1 during human endometrial decidualization. Kaya Okur HS, Das A, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK.. Mol Endocrinol. 2016;30(3):202-313.

Higher peripheral monocyte and lower lymphocyte concentrations are associated with poorer survival in endometrial cancer [abstract]. Burgess BT, Langston AL, Fino NF, Qasem SA, Taylor RN, Kelly MG.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):83A.

Oxidative stress induced amnion cell derived exosomes produce inflammatory changes in myometrial cells: feto-maternal signaling in human parturition [abstract]. Sheller S, Saade G, Taylor B, Richardson L, Mesiano S, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):73A-74A.

Endometrial stromal decidualization responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Endocrinology. 2016;157(6):2432-2446.

IL-1 beta disrupts morphological and biochemical differentiation of human endometrial stromal cells: potential role in infertility [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Yook G, Pan JC, Andrade AA, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):247A-248A.

Novel concepts on pregnancy clocks and alarms: redundancy and synergy in human parturition. Menon R, Bonney EA, Condon J, Mesiano S, Taylor RN.. Hum Reprod Update. 2016;():.

Research priorities for endometriosis: recommendations from a global consortium of investigators in endometriosis. Rogers PA, Adamson GD, Al-Jefout M, Becker CM, D'Hooghe TM, Dunselman GA, Fazleabas A, Giudice LC, Horne AW, Hull ML, Hummelshoj L, Missmer SA, Montgomery GW, Stratton P, Taylor RN, Rombauts L, Saunders PT, Vincent K, Zondervan KT.. Reprod Sci. 2016;():.

Tissue-engineered endometrial model for the study of cell-cell interactions. Schutte SC, James CO, Sidell N, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(3):308-315.

Preeclampsia: an old disease with new tools for better diagnosis and risk management [question & answer]. Abou El Hassan M, Diamandis EP, Karumanchi SA, Shennan AH, Taylor RN.. Clin Chem. 2015;61(5):694-698.

Dual suppression of estrogenic and inflammatory activities for targeting of endometriosis. Zhao Y, Gong P, Chen Y, Nwachukwu JC, Srinivasan S, Ko C, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Korach KS, Nettles KW, Katzenellenbogen JA, Katzenellenbogen BS.. Sci Transl Med. 2015;7(271):271ra9.

Type 2 endometrial cancer is associated with a high density of tumor-associated macrophages in the stromal compartment. Kelly MG, Francisco AM, Cimic A, Wofford A, Fitzgerald NC, Yu J, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(8):948-953.

Roles of progesterone receptor A and B isoforms during human endometrial decidualization [abstract]. Bagchi MK, Kaya HS, Hantak AM, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):129A.

Amniotic fluid telomere fragments: fetal signals for parturition? [abstract]. Behnia F, Taylor BD, Polettini J, Kacerovsky M, Saade G, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):106A.

A role for retinoids in human oocyte fertilization: regulation of connexin 43 by retinoic acid in cumulus granulosa cells. Best MW, Wu J, Pauli SA, Kane MA, Pierzchalski K, Session DR, Woods DC, Shang W, Taylor RN, Sidell N.. Mol Hum Reprod. 2015;21(6):527-534.

Administration of intraamniotic telomere fragments causes oxidative stress, fetal membrane senescence and sterile inflammation in pregnant mice [abstract]. Polettini J, Dutta EH, Saade G, Kechichian T, Tamayo EH, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):138A.

Hyaluronic acid concentrations in endocervical fluid are independent of cervix length during the mid-trimester of pregnancy [abstract]. Shumard KM, Yu J, Quinn K, Mertz H, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):155A.

Human endometrial stromal cell connexin (Cx)43 responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal and regulates markers of angiogenesis and Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition (MET) [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Huang L, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):81A.

Increased prevalence of preeclampsia among women undergoing procedural intervention for renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia. Vance CJ, Taylor RN, Craven TE, Edwards MS, Corriere MA.. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015;29(6):1105-1110.

Pathogenesis of endometriosis: roles of retinoids and inflammatory pathways. Taylor RN, Kane MA, Sidell N.. Semin Reprod Med. 2015;33(4):246-256.

Rac1 regulates endometrial secretory function to control placental development. Davila J, Laws MJ, Kannan A, Li Q, Taylor RN, Bagchi MK, Bagchi IC.. PLoS Genet. 2015;11(8):e1005458.

Roles of progesterone receptor A and B isoforms during human endometrial decidualization. Kaya HS, Hantak AM, Stubbs LJ, Taylor RN , Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK.. Mol Endocrinol. 2015;29(6):882-895.

Telomere fragment induced amnion cell senescence: a contributor to parturition?. Polettini J, Behnia F, Taylor BD, Saade GR, Taylor RN, Menon R.. PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0137188.

Downregulation of apelin in the human placental chorionic villi from preeclamptic pregnancies. Yamaleyeva LM, Chappell MC, Brosnihan KB, Anton L, Caudell DL, Shi S, McGee C, Pirro N, Gallagher PE, Taylor RN, Merrill DC, Mertz HL.. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2015;309(10):E852-E860.

Reduced connexin 43 in eutopic endometrium and cultured endometrial stromal cells from subjects with endometriosis. Yu J, Boicea A, Barrett KL, James CO, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Taylor RN.. Mol Hum Reprod. 2014;20(3):260-270.

Histological evidence of oxidative stress and premature senescence in preterm premature rupture of the human fetal membranes recapitulated in vitro. Menon R, Boldogh I, Hawkins HK, Woodson M, Polettini J, Syed TA, Fortunato SJ, Saade GR, Papaconstantinou J, Taylor RN.. Am J Pathol. 2014;184(6):1740-1751.

Endometriosis. Taylor RN, Lebovic DI. In: Strauss JF, Barbieri RL, eds. Yen and Jaffe's reproductive endocrinology. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier/Saunders;2014: 565-585.

Disorders of the female reproductive tract. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN. In: Hammer GD, McPhee SJ, eds. Pathophysiology of disease: an introduction to clinical medicine. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 625-650.

Expression of nodal and cripto during decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Dela Cruz C, Kaya HS, Taylor RN, Reis FM, Bagchi MK.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):233A-234A.

Regulation of Nodal, Cripto, Smad 4 and the Smad 7 expression by steroid hormones in human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Dela Cruz C, Kaya HS, Taylor RN, Reis FM, Bagchi MK.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):234A.

High prevalence of preeclampsia in women with renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia [abstract]. Vance CJ, Edwards MS, Craven TE, Taylor RN, Corriere ME [sic] [Corriere MA].. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):399A-400A.

Gap junction protein connexin 43 is necessary and sufficient for pro-implantation phenotype in human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Yalcinkaya T, Huang, L, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):413A-414A.

Ovarian hormones modify cell cycle dynamics, apoptosis and telomere length in primary human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Salinas A, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):414A.

Gap junction blockade induces apoptosis in human endometrial stromal cells. Yu J, Berga SL, Zou W, Sun HY, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Yalcinkaya T, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Mol Reprod Dev. 2014;81(7):666-675.

Reduced connexin 43 in eutopic endometrium and cultured endometrial stromal cells from subjects with endometriosis. Yu J, Boicea A, Barrett KL, James CO, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Taylor RN.. Mol Hum Reprod. 2014;20(3):260-270.

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PLGF) directly correlate with ovarian follicle size in women undergoing in vitro fertilitzation (IVF) [abstract]. Hou L, Taylor RN, Shu Y, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Yalcinkaya TM.. Fertil Steril. 2014;102(3 Suppl):e256.

Retinoic acid biosynthesis is impaired in human and murine endometriosis. Pierzchalski K, Taylor RN, Nezhat C, Jones JW, Napoli JL, Yang G, Kane MA, Sidell N.. Biol Reprod. 2014;91(4):84.

E2F1 suppresses cardiac neovascularization by down-regulating VEGF and PlGF expression. Wu M, Zhou J, Cheng M, Boriboun C, Biyashev D, Wang H, Mackie A, Thorne T, Chou J, Wu Y, Chen Z, Liu Q, Yan H, Yang Y, Jie C, Tang YL, Zhao TC, Taylor RN, Kishore R, Losordo DW, Qin G.. Cardiovasc Res. 2014;104(3):412-422.

Estrogen-induced CCN1 is critical for establishment of endometriosis-like lesions in mice. Zhao Y, Li Q, Katzenellenbogen BS, Lau LF, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK.. Mol Endocrinol. 2014;28(12):1934-1947.

Type 2 endometrial cancer is associated with an M1 subtype, tumor associated macrophage polarization in the stromal compartment [abstract]. Kelly MG, Francisco AMC, Cimic A, Wofford A, Fitzgerald N, Yu J, Taylor RN.. Cancer Res. 2014;74(19 Suppl):A1090.

WNT4 acts downstream of BMP2 and functions via beta-catenin signaling pathway to regulate human endometrial stromal cell differentiation. Li Q, Kannan A, Das A, DeMayo FJ, Hornsby PJ, Young SL, Taylor RN, Bagchi MK, Bagchi IC.. Endocrinology. 2013;154(1):446-457.

Retinoic acid regulates gap junction intercellular communication in human endometrial stromal cells through modulation of the phosphorylation status of Connexin 43. Wu J, Taylor RN, Sidell N.. J Cell Physiol. 2013;228(4):903-910.

Eutopic endometrium in women with endometriosis: ground zero for the study of implantation defects. Lessey BA, Lebovic DI, Taylor RN.. Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31(2):109-124.

The coregulator, repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA), is a crucial regulator of the timing and magnitude of uterine decidualization. Zhao Y, Park S, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Katzenellenbogen BS.. Endocrinology. 2013;154(3):1349-1360.

Defining future directions for endometriosis research: workshop report from the 2011 World Congress of Endometriosis In Montpellier, France. Rogers PA, D'Hooghe TM, Fazleabas A, Giudice LC, Montgomery GW, Petraglia F, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(5):483-499.

Redefining preeclampsia using placenta-derived biomarkers. Staff AC, Benton SJ, von Dadelszen P, Roberts JM, Taylor RN, Powers RW, Charnock-Jones DS, Redman CW.. Hypertension. 2013;61(5):932-942.

Endometriosis: hormone regulation and clinical consequences of chemotaxis and apoptosis. Reis FM, Petraglia F, Taylor RN.. Hum Reprod Update. 2013;19(4):406-418.

Analysis of follicular fluid retinoids in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: retinoic acid influences embryo quality and is reduced in women with endometriosis. Pauli SA, Session DR, Shang W, Easley K, Wieser F, Taylor RN, Pierzchalski K, Napoli JL, Kane MA, Sidell N.. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(9):1116-1124.

Infiltration of tumor-associated macrophages is increased in the epithelial and stromal compartments of endometrial carcinomas. Dun EC, Hanley K, Wieser F, Bohman S, Yu J, Taylor RN.. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013;32(6):576-584.

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Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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