Board of Directors

Spence Taylor, MD


Greenville Health System

Spence M. Taylor M.D. earned his B.S. from Clemson University, his M.D. and general surgery residency from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and his vascular surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston under the direction of Drs. Michael DeBakey and Stanley Crawford. In 1992, after an active duty tour in the US Air Force, he joined the Greenville Health System (GHS) in Greenville SC, where he has spent his entire career.

As an academic physician leader, Dr. Taylor has cared for hundreds of patients and is a member of numerous academic organizations in surgery, having held leadership positions in several. He has received multiple teaching awards, has authored or co-author of over 125 peer-reviewed publications and currently serves as a Director on the American Board of Surgery and is Chair Elect. As an academic vascular surgeon, Dr.Taylor has extensively studied and lectured on the functional outcomes after intervention for lower extremity peripheral artery disease.

In addition at GHS, he has served as general surgery residency Program Director, Department Chair, Designated Institutional Official, Institutional Official for research, President of the GHS Clinical University and in 2016 was named President of the Greenville Health System. In 2009, Dr. Taylor led the development of a new medical school in Greenville, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and served as its Founding Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity. Dr. Taylor is married to the former Marie Lucius, has four children and one grandchild.

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