Dr. Nicholas A. Taylor

Dr. Nicholas A. TaylorNicholas A. Taylor, MD, PhD is a dermatologist and board-certified Mohs Surgeon serving patients in the Raleigh and Cary areas of central North Carolina. He has extensively studied the use of Mohs surgery to treat melanoma and completed his fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology with the world-renowned surgeons, Dr. John Zitelli and Dr. David Brodland. A native of Williamsburg, he attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA for his undergraduate degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, with High Distinction, in Chemical Engineering. He completed the dual degree MD/PhD program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the recipient of a prized F31 research training grant by the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute.

He successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Balancing Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Signals for Effective Immunotherapy in the Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Solid Tumor Settings.” After medical school, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. He then completed dermatology residency at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University, seeing patients at the Manhattan Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, NYU Langone Health’s Skin and Cancer Unit and Tisch Hospital, and the New York City Bellevue Hospital. He then traveled to Pittsburgh, PA for his fellowship. He moved back to North Carolina to be closer to family and to enjoy better weather.

If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Taylor, please request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Professional & Personal Interests

Dr. Taylor’s medical interests include non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma, and the anti-tumor immune response. He believes that, one day, skin cancer can be cured by harnessing the power of the immune system.

In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys running, basketball, football, rugby, his golden retriever, and of course, his wife and two beautiful children.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology

Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina
  • Internship: Moses Cone Hospitals
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center

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