Meet your doctor

Meet your doctor

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Medical University of South Carolina

  • Residencies

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

Locations & insurance

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

10/08/2019
"First encounter with dr. I liked him very much as he was informative and up front. Understood my situation & gave good advice for future follow up."
10/04/2019
"I am looking forward to have a very successful surgery and a pleasant recovery stay. I do have full confident in Dr. Taylor and his team. God Bless."
09/25/2019
"Again all excellent this was my 1st time meeting Dr. Taylor. I was recently diagnosed with 3 "leaking heart valve" Dr. Taylor's staff had all my records from my cardiologist & Dr. Taylor reviewed this prior to my appointment. Very pleased with Dr. Taylor professionalism bedside manner."
09/17/2019
"Dr. Taylor has and is one of the nicest and most caring people I have met!!"
09/11/2019
"Dr. Taylor is amazing & an absolute life saver."
08/18/2019
"Dr. Taylor treated me with respect and I didn't feel at all rushed when he talked to me and answered my many questions. "
08/06/2019
"All very perfect thank you very, very much."
07/29/2019
"Absolutely Amazing! I have never experienced anything like this during any other hospital procedure or stay. What I experienced is a true team of caring individuals that not only care for us patients, but for each other. That says much about the manegement and mentor teams you have in place. Outstanding!!!!"
07/23/2019
"Doctor Taylor explained everything to me in language I could understand. ER I ever needed another operation, I would only have Doctor Taylor do the operation."
06/27/2019
"Built trust by his professionalism & caring attitude. He generated a feeling of confidence in me that was getting the best care available anywhere."
06/13/2019
"Dr. Taylor explained everything about my condition and my upcoming surgery on 6/10/2019. "
04/19/2019
"Dr. Taylor is one great physician and a kind man."
04/02/2019
"Can't say enough good things about Dr. Taylor. He's the best!"
04/01/2019
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Taylor."
03/28/2019
"Dr. Taylor is the best. I would recommend him to everyone."
03/22/2019
"#9. Immense confidence in Dr. Taylor."
03/13/2019
"Dr. Taylor, as the most outstanding doctor ever. He was highly experienced, very professional and I felt very confident in his care. I am healing nicely thanks to his expertise."
02/25/2019
"Most caring for my concerns indeed. Professional in every word through-out."
02/25/2019
"Dr. Taylor saved my life."
01/29/2019
"Doctor Taylor was a gift to me. His staff went beyond the normal courtesy and caring. Again Dr. Taylor was and is an excellent representation of what a doctor is and should be. Thanks so very much. "
01/22/2019
"James Taylor is the best. Recommend him highly!"
01/22/2019
"My wife and I are thankful for Dr. Taylor's expertise and empathy."
01/21/2019
"Dr. Taylor and his staff are excellent, very caring. Something came up and I had to call Dr. Taylor, and even though he was not in his office, his assistant called him and gave him my number, and he called immediately."
01/18/2019
"Dr. Taylor saved my life. That says it all! God bless Dr. Taylor. #9. Extremely high. "
01/03/2019
"i feel very at ease with Dr Taylor very kind and answers my questions."
01/02/2019
"I could not have asked for a more confident & caring doctor. He listens to everything I told him and answered my questions in a timely manner."
12/20/2018
"Dr. Taylor saved my life. What else is there to say. I will be eternally grateful."
11/28/2018
"Satisfied with MD - He seems experienced, knowledgeable. "
11/15/2018
"I have made recommendations to friends and appointment have been made."
11/13/2018
"I had a very positive experience with my visit with Dr. Taylor."
11/03/2018
"I always have recommended Dr. Taylor to friends, etc."
10/30/2018
"Dr. James R. Taylor the best doctor ever!!! Thank you so much for your care."
10/16/2018
"Dr. James Taylor is very compassionate and caring doctor put me at ease from my visits with him & thru my surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
09/25/2018
"Dr. Taylor was kind & concerned. I chose him because he had a strong surgical reputation but also was considered kind. I'm grateful for his care. "
09/11/2018
"Very good no problem healing. Excellent God blessed HIM."
08/22/2018
"The way he prepare you verbally and show compassion makes you have no doubt in mind that all will go well his professional practice proves that you will be taken care of in the best way."
08/22/2018
"Dr. James Taylor were the best MD I've even went to and treated me, too - God bless him and his family."
08/03/2018
"Dr. Taylor was more than a dr. He made you like you were part of his family. His top priority was to get you well."
07/25/2018
"Dr. James Taylor is one of the best doctors."
07/12/2018
"Dr. James Taylor is a very compassionate person. He really cares for his patients. He understands his patients fears and he addresses them. I would recommend him to everyone I know who would need a heart doctor."
07/04/2018
"9. The best."
06/30/2018
"The best doctor in the world."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Taylor was friendly and reassuring."
06/12/2018
"#9. I've seen no one better would give a ten if I could."
06/10/2018
"As far as I am concerned, Dr. Taylor is the best!! I recommended Dr. Taylor to a friend of mine and he took my advice."
05/24/2018
"I'd recommend him to anyone."
05/10/2018
"Dr. Taylor is the best at what he does. Never saw anyone close to him."
05/06/2018
"I consider myself very lucky that I was referred to Dr. Taylor. My care was the best and I was treated very well. Dr. Taylor checked up on me every day."
05/04/2018
"Excellent!"
04/27/2018
"#1. Very concerned."
04/19/2018
"Dr. Taylor has been excellent in all my visits with him and my surgery. Would highly recommend him to anyone."
04/08/2018
"Fantastic. "
04/05/2018
"Dr. Taylor was very caring and was always able to answer any question I needed to know. His staff were the same way. "
02/23/2018
"Dr. Taylor was exceptional in all areas!"
11/13/2017
"Treats me like family."
11/10/2017
"He saved my life wonderful doctor - & his asst. Lisa."
11/08/2017
"Love Dr. Taylor, I followed him from Stonybrook. "
11/05/2017
"Dr. Taylor is excellent - He is anxious to help to follow up."
10/12/2017
"Dr. James Taylor and his staff were not only good; not only great but marvelous!"
10/02/2017
"Dr. Taylor is wonderful. He is very caring and listened to my concerns."
08/28/2017
"The best."
08/24/2017
"Dr. Taylor was wonderful. A skilled surgeon but also a warm, caring charming person."
08/07/2017
"Very comfortable speaking with Dr. Taylor. He is the reason I am alive today to fill out this survey."
07/27/2017
"I was refered to Dr. Tayor for a blocked artery and he was able to take schedule surgery in a week..."
06/29/2017
"It is always a good experience when I confer with Dr. Taylor."
06/20/2017
"I saw Dr. Taylor for a second opinion on my impending open heart surgery. If I hadn't already chosen my surgeon (and my feeling is I chose a top notch surgeon) I would surely have chosen Dr. Taylor (who I'm sure is another top notch surgeon."
06/06/2017
"Dr. Taylor operated on me almost 17 years ago & I am happy he will do the same again."
05/17/2017
"My confidence soared every time a a nurse or STAFF member heard his name - They seemed so proud that he was part of the hospital."
04/05/2017
"This doctor saved my life - he is courteous, confident and competent. Excellent doctor."
02/10/2017
"Good -"
11/28/2016
"can not say enough GOOD things about Dr. Taylor and staff. Dr. Taylor and staff should be used as a standard that, that all medical personnel should inspire to be. Just my opinion."
11/03/2016
"Doctor Taylor has been terrific! From day one, I have felt very confident in his care, and with the advice he has given me about my health issues."
09/12/2016
"Very relaxed. Had very high recommendations before I chose Dr. Taylor and they were reliable."
08/10/2016
"Dr. Taylor is excellent."
07/26/2016
"Couldn't be better all OK."
06/14/2016
"Dr. Taylor is excellent."
06/02/2016
"Very professional."
05/25/2016
"Good."
04/27/2016
"Doctor made me feel very at ease."
04/07/2016
"Very good."
02/24/2016
"Overall good & knowledgeable experience."
01/27/2016
"Good experience - THANK YOU ALL!!!"
01/26/2016
"I have followed Dr. James Taylor from St. Francis Hospital to Stony Brook Hospital & now to NS/LIJ. I have recommended him to friends who needed major surgery & they also love him. He is the best skilled & courteous doctor I have even met."