Samuel Taylon, MD
Areas of Specialty
Brain tumor surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities
Spinal Cord Tumors
Revision spine surgery
Dr. Samuel Taylon is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon in complex spinal surgery. Dr. Taylon attended Medical School at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Subsequently, he completed his neurosurgery training at the Medical School of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. After finishing his seven-year residency program, Dr. Taylon pursued additional training. He then completed his fellowship in complex and reconstructive spinal surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Theodore, Chief of spinal surgery.
Dr. Taylon is a Midwest native, having been born and raised just up the road in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a second-generation neurosurgeon, as his father, Dr. Charles Taylon, practiced for over 35 years. Dr. Taylon had very early exposure to neurosurgery and has committed much of his life to the field.
After finishing his eight years of training on the east coast, Dr. Taylon was eager to return to the Midwest, and settled in Kansas City with Midwest Neurosurgery Associates.
Beyond his knowledge and experience with general neurosurgery, Dr. Taylon’s expertise includes the surgical treatment of all degenerative spinal condition, scoliosis, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. He is a member of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Taylon prides himself on providing complete and understandable medical information to all his patients. He believes every patient is unique, and strives to individualize their treatment. He includes every patient and their loved ones in the decision-making process of their own care.
Education and Credentials
Member AANS; American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member CNS; Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Member AANS/CNS Joint section on disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Member AO Spine; Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen. AO Spine is the world’s leading spine society, generating, distributing, and exchanging knowledge to advance spine care through research, education, and community development.
Loyola University Chicago
Bachelor of Science Biology with biochemistry minor
4 year team member of NCAA division 1 soccer team
Socrates boot award winner
4 year volunteer at Misercordia Home in Chicago
Creighton University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, 2005-2009
Medical University of South Carolina
Neurosurgery Residency, 2009-2016
Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery; Enfolded Spine Fellowship, 2014-2015.
Johns Hopkins University
Neurosurgery Fellowship; Complex and Reconstructive Spine
Research & Fellowships
Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN). Course participant, November, 2011
Enoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Cranial Base and Pituitary Fossa. Course participant.University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, November, 2012.
Ozarks Neurosurgery Education Clinic. Course participant, August, 2013.
AANS Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Deformity Course for Residents. Course participant,
Poster presentation at Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery annual conference, October, 2013. Posterior less Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Treatment of Thoraco-lumbar Traumatic Spine Fractures.
MUSC Neuroscience Research Day participant, 2011-2014.
Cleveland Clinic spine Review. Course participant, July, 2014.