Dr. Myiesha Taylor is a board certified emergency medicine physician specialist and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Myiesha was born and raised in the Southern California areas of Long Beach and Los Angeles. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with summa cum laude (highest) honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and subsequently attended the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine obtaining her medical degree (MD).
While at Xavier and USC she earned multiple national awards and was Vice President of the Chemical Honor Society, honors student, gross anatomy tutor and received various scholarships. She is active in community service via Girl Scouts, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America. She has various academic publications and has engaged in extensive toxicological research dating back to her undergraduate years at Xavier University.
Thereafter, she continued her training as an intern and resident at Los Angeles County King Drew Medical Center in South Central Los Angeles, which was a premier training program in the heart of one of the most violent cities in America. She chose emergency medicine as a specialty after the untimely death of her father who was shot and killed during the civil unrest sparked by the Rodney King trial verdict in 1992. At King/Drew Medical Center, she served as Chief Resident her senior year receiving multiple awards, both community-based and academic.
Dr. Taylor has served as Associate Medical Director of Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Healthcare Center, the largest public urgent care center in Los Angeles. Her work experience also includes working with Kaiser Permanente as Associate Partner, California Emergency Physicians Group as Partner, University of Texas Southwestern (Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children’s Hospital Dallas) as EM faculty and other various community based private practice physician groups.
Throughout her educational experience Dr. Taylor has combined her love of medicine, chemistry and healthy living. She founded and provides medical content to the website CoilyEmbrace.com. She also provides individual patient consultations via Taylored Physician, PA.
In an effort to mentor and support women physicians of color globally, she founded Artemis Medical Society in June of 2012. Currently Dr. Taylor is President of Artemis Medical Society which has over 3700 members with representation in every major American city, and extends to South Africa, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Caribbean.
Recently, Dr. Taylor was nominated and selected as a 2014 Dallas Women’s Foundation Maura Women Helping Women Young Leader Award. The award is given to young leaders who are remarkable trailblazers for the next generation and who are finding ways to drive positive change for women and girls.
Dr. Taylor was also recently honored in a tribute by Disney when they announced that the mother character in the children’s program Doc McStuffins would be named “Myiesha”. “Myiesha has brought great meaning to what we do. I’m excited for her to get a thank-you for all the inspiration she gives us” said Chris Nee, the show’s creator and producer.
Dr. Taylor has also been honored as a Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, D Magazine Moms Who Inspire, HBCU Digest’s 2013 Most Powerful People and a 2012 Fort Worth Business Press Great Women of Texas Honoree.
Dr. Taylor has spent time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she and her husband adopted a baby girl, and provided medical care to HIV/AIDS orphans in the city. Additionally, Myiesha is married to William Schlitz and is the mother of three wonderfully talented children.