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About Kenneth S. Taylor, MD

Kenneth S. Taylor, MD, is a board-certified family medicine doctor who specializes in sports medicine. His expertise includes diagnosing, treating, and preventing athletic injuries. Dr. Taylor has a particular interest in using musculoskeletal ultrasound to perform diagnostic and therapeutic treatments. He also provides primary care for patients of all ages, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.

Dr. Taylor is consistently elected as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's " Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. He has repeatedly been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors® in sports medicine. Dr. Taylor believes that the key to making a difference in the lives of his patients is to know them. He feels that understanding a person's needs goes beyond providing medical care.

Dr. Taylor is a San Diego Padres team physician, serving as its lead primary care physician. He is an associate team physician for the San Diego Seals and a team physician for the UC San Diego Tritons. He is also a physician for Athletes Saving Athletes and San Diego Sports Innovators. Additionally, he is medical director for the International Surfing Association, developing medical protocols and providing event coverage at the World Surfing Games in places like Tahiti, Portugal, and Costa Rica.

As director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Taylor leads the program's efforts to achieve the highest possible levels of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. As a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, he instructs medical students, residents, and fellows, and performs clinical research trials.

Dr. Taylor completed a fellowship and residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Athletics have been a part of Dr. Taylor's life since he was a child. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and played soccer at UC San Diego. He also surfed in the UC San Diego Cancer Center Luau Surfing Invitational.

When not at work, Dr. Taylor enjoys many activities, including soccer, surfing, tennis, triathlons, cycling, running, fitness training, and hiking/backpacking. He has two sports buddies, sons Griffin and Gavin.

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For more information, see Primary Care and Sports Medicine.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Hamstring Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Family Practice
  • Care for All Ages
  • Comprehensive Care for the Individual and Family
  • Overall Health and Well-Being
  • Management of Common and Long-Term Illnesses in Children and Adults
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted