Faculty Members

Dr. GD Taylor


Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases
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About Me

Dr. Taylor completed his undergraduate education at the University of Regina, medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Internal Medicine in New Zealand, and Infectious Diseases training at the University of Alberta.  subsequently he undertook training in epidemiology and public health at McGill and Tufts Universities.  

After Joining the Division, Dr. Taylor co-founded the Northern Alberta HIV Program, and established the first hospital Infection Control Unit in Alberta.  He was Division Director from 2008-2013. 

His academic interests are in the field of healthcare associated infections, with particular emphasis on the surveillance methods that inform local, hospital-level, and national healthcare policy. 

Outside the Division, he has a long standing relationship with Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as an External Examiner in its medical programs and Trainer in its Infectious Diseases Institute.  He is involved in Canadian national IPC activity (Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program and Public Health Agency of Canada IPC Expert Working Group), and has served as Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Infectious Diseases Examination Board Chair.  

Administrative appointments outside of the Division:
Medical director, University of Alberta Hospital/Stollery Children's Hospital Infection Control Unit
Chair, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Infectious Diseases Exam Board
Member, Public Health Agency of Canada Infection Control Guidelines Committee
Member and Working Group Chair, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program 

Clinical interests/responsibilities:


Trainer - Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa
RCPSC Infectious Diseases Exam Board 


Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections