Allen J. Taylor, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health
Allen J. Taylor

Allen J. Taylor, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (263 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: English

877-303-1461

About me

Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA, is Chairman of Cardiology at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, including Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Taylor is a board-certified cardiologist and clinical researcher, specializing in cardiovascular imaging and prevention.  He is a member of the corporate Board of Directors for MedStar Health, the leading academic health system in the Washington, D.C and Maryland region.

Dr. Taylor obtained his medical training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, followed by internal medicine residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC, and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. During a 20-year career in the United States Army at Walter Reed, he served as the Director of Cardiovascular Research, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program, and Chief of the Cardiology service. He retired from military service in 2008 at the rank of Colonel, during which he held the Army's "A" proficiency designator and was decorated with the Legion of Merit. He is a full Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD, and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Taylor's major research accomplishments include defining the role of lipid lowering therapy on carotid atherosclerosis, focusing on HDL cholesterol and the use of niacin. His pioneering work in the field of cardiac CT includes conducting long-term prospective outcomes trials, randomized clinical trials on the utility of the technique, and methods to enhance the safety and appropriateness of cardiovascular imaging. He has published more than 210 manuscripts in the areas of imaging, lipids, prevention, cardiovascular outcomes, and quality in journals, such as Circulation, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He receives ongoing research funding from various federal and private sources, including the NIH. He is the author and/or editor of 5 books on topics within cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Taylor served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular CT, and as Editor of the Braunwald's Heart Disease companion text atlas on cardiac CT. He is a Past President of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention, and within the American College of Cardiology has held the posts of Chair of the Imaging Council, Chair of the FOCUS campaign for Appropriate Use of Cardiovascular Imaging, and member of the Board of Governors. He is a founder of the Society of Cardiovascular CT, serving on its Board of Directors from 2006-2012, and also a founder of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT.  He serves on the board of directors for Inteleos, an organization leading certification pathways and excellence among cardiovascular imaging experts. His work on national writing groups and task forces includes multi-society guidelines on cardiac CT training, terminology, and performance, quality standards for imaging performance and radiation protection, Appropriate Use Criteria for diagnostic testing, and national standards on cardiovascular disease management and prevention.

Dr. Taylor contributes frequently to media reports as an authority on cardiovascular disease in major regional and national venues such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CNN, Associated Press, Reuters, Forbes, National Public Radio and as a frequent commentator on national video media including Good Morning America, and the NBC and CBS Nightly News programs.

Media Story: Binge Working Increases Risk of Heart Attack (NBC Nightly News)

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Failure Screening
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7777

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Tricare East Select
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Golden Rule
    • United Navigate
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • I-SNP
    • Tricare East Prime
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Cigna EPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Choice
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Fellowship Program: University of Virginia School of Medicine (1994)

Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1991)

Internship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1989)

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1988)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Mar 18, 2024

    This was my first time with Dr. Taylor, he is very good

  • Feb 16, 2024

    De Taylor had complete knowledge of my case and was willing to answer all my questions

  • Jan 24, 2024

    All went very well. Looking forward to a follow up visit with Doctor Taylor.