Dr. Stephen Taylor is a licensed, practicing, quadruple-board certified general, child/adolescent and addiction psychiatrist with 20 years of practice experience. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine, and completed a "Triple Board" residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in The Bronx, New York. Dr. Taylor has treated numerous children, adolescents and adults for a variety of psychiatric and substance use disorders, including alcoholism and drug addiction. Dr. Taylor has also served as a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. With a wealth of hospital and private practice experience treating adolescents and adults with alcoholism and other drug addictions, Dr. Taylor is amply qualified to serve as an expert witness in cases involving addiction disorders, including alcoholism. Accordingly, Dr. Taylor has served as an expert witness, reviewing records, providing depositions, and/or appearing and testifying in court in more than 10 cases over the past 8 years.
Undergraduate: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Graduated Cum Laude in History & Science;
Graduate: Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Medical: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Post Doctoral Training Triple Board Residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York;
Fellowship in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment at NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Licensure and Board Certification
Licensed in the state of Alabama since 4/96;
Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry;
ASAM Certified in Addiction Medicine
Academic & Administrative
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville Campus 1998 - 2004
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
Member, Board of Trustees, Madison County Medical Society;
Member, Medical Association of the State of Alabama;
Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;
Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine;
Member, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Awards & Honors
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching, 1994
Areas of Expertise
- Addiction Medicine
- Alcohol Abuse
- Child Psychiatry
- Drug Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Psychologists & Psychiatrists
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: EDUCATION
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 9/80 - 6/84
Major: History and Science
Degree Received: Bachelor of Arts, June 7, 1984.
Honors and Awards:
1) John Harvard Honorary Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1983-1984.
2) Graduated Cum Laude in History and Science, with honors thesis topic, "Public Health in Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1920-1950."
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC; 8/84 - 5/88
Degree Received: Doctor of Medicine, May 14, 1988.
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 9/88 - 6/89;
Degree Received: Master of Public Health, June 8, 1989.
July, 1989 - June, 1994:
Resident in the Triple Board Residency Training program in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Bronx, New York.
Graduated: June 30, 1994.
July, 1994 - June, 1996:
Fellow, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Department of Psychiatry;
New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center.
Honors and Awards:
Certificate for Academic Excellence awarded by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry for exceeding fellowship standards for excellence in research and teaching, June, 1996.
1) License to practice medicine in the State of New York granted by the Education Dept. of the State University of New York in 1991.
2) Registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1991. Current registration expires 11/30/2011.
3) License to practice medicine in the State of Alabama granted by the State of Alabama Medical Licensure Commission on 4/24/96. Current registration expires 12/31/11.
4) Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate issued in April, 1996. Current registration expires 12/31/11.
1) General Psychiatry. Certified 4/17/98; Recertified 7/08 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Certificate Number: 45424.
2) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Certified 11/30/99; Recertified 7/09 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Certificate Number: 4767.
3) Addiction Psychiatry. Certified 10/12/10 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Psychiatry and Neurology.
Certificate Number: 2096.
4) Addiction Medicine. Certified 2/15/01 by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Certificate Number: 094439-00.
Certified 7/09 by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Recertified 12/10 by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
5) Medical Review Officer. Certified 12/16/03 by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC).
Certificate Number: 03-5928.
Recertified 6/28/10 by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). Certificate Number: 10-08801.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Member, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
Member, Alabama Regional Chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Dr. Taylor is a busy and sought-after lecturer and educator, who has spoken on a great variety of mental health-related topics in numerous venues. His audiences have included physicians; psychologists; nurses and nurse practitioners; pharmacists; teachers and other education professionals; churches and community groups; parents’ groups and parent-teacher associations; and students and youth groups.
Dr. Taylor has also been a frequently interviewed mental health expert on local television news programs, including “Let’s Talk Health” on WAFF-TV Channel 48 (NBC affiliate), “Medline” on WAAY-TV Channel 31 (ABC affiliate), and WHNT-TV, Channel 19 (CBS affiliate), in Huntsville, Alabama. He has also been a regular discussant of mental health topics on the “4:30” show on WVTM, NBC-13, the local NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.
His many lecture/workshop/presentation topics have included:
• “Major Depression in Adolescents”
• “Pharmacological Treatment of Childhood Psychiatric Disorders”
• “Children in the Classroom: Distinguishing Behavioral Problems from Brain Disorders”
• “Preventing Teen Substance Abuse: A Parent’s Guide”
• “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A New Look at an Old Problem”
• “Suicide in Adolescents”
• “Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder: Unraveling the Latest ‘Fad Diagnosis’”
• “Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations”
• “The Dialectics of Depression: The Complex Interplay Between Depression and Other Medical Illnesses”
• “Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Review and Update”
• “Education Meets Pharmacotherapy: Managing Students Who Are Taking Psychotropic Medications”
• “Things You Should Know About Your Sexual Health”
• “Optimizing Your Child’s Mental Health”
• “Alcohol and Our Kids”
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: About 10.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: 1) Child psychiatry, including adolescent suicide;
2) General Adult Psychiatry;
3) Substance abuse and addiction, including adolescent substance abuse
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: About 50%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: About 50%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: About 5 - 6
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: About 6 - 7
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: About 6 - 7
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: For about 12 years, on an occasional basis.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Consulting, review of medical records, depositions and court testimony, and reports
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $350/hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $350/hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $400/hour
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $400/hour
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: All time required for out-of-office meetings, projects and court appearances will be billed, including local travel time. Travel time and expenses are added to costs of out-of-office evaluations, meetings, depositions, and court appearances. Travel time is billed at a rate of $400 per hour, up to a maximum of $3,200 per day. In cases involving travel, you will be billed the normal out-of-pocket cost for round-trip travel to the location of service, regardless of final destination (airfare, ground transportation, lodging, rental of conference rooms for evaluations, mileage, parking, etc.) You will also be billed for any additional expenses required due to last minute changes or special requests. Reservations for some conference rooms and some airline tickets are nonrefundable and will be charged to you if an appointment is cancelled. Hotel rooms usually can be cancelled without penalty except at the last minute -- but not always. Telephone and shipping charges are not billed except for voluminous amounts, Federal Express, couriers, extended conference calls, etc. Photocopy fee is $0.25/page and facsimile fee is $1.00/page when charged (nominal quantities during normal office hours are typically waived).
References upon request.