Stephen M. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H. – “Dr. Steve”
Dr. Stephen Taylor (a.k.a. “Dr. Steve”) is a thoughtful, passionate, energetic and articulate psychiatrist, presenter and educator. He has been a featured speaker and educator in numerous venues over nearly two decades of professional excellence. His many varied audiences have come from large corporations, such as the NBA and Lilly USA; professional associations, such as the American College of Physicians and the American Psychological Association; and numerous gatherings of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, education professionals, churches and community groups, parents’ groups, civic organizations, community-based youth groups, and high school students.
Dr. Steve has made appearances on national news outlets, such as CNN’s HLN, as well as appearing regularly as a health expert on local television news programs, including “Let’s Talk Health” on WAFF-TV Channel 48 (an NBC affiliate), “Medline” on WAAY-TV Channel 31 (an ABC affiliate), and WHNT-TV, Channel 19 (a CBS affiliate), in Huntsville, Alabama. He has also appeared as a regular discussant of mental health topics on “4:30” on WVTM, NBC-13, a local NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.
An honors graduate of Harvard College with an undergraduate degree in History and Science, Dr. Steve earned his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. He then returned to Harvard, where he earned a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. After completing “Triple Board” residency training in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in The Bronx, New York, Dr. Steve completed additional subspecialty training in the field of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Treatment at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center.
For the past 19 years, Dr. Steve has worked as a licensed, board certified general, child/adolescent, and addiction psychiatrist. He is also certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine as a specialist in Addiction Medicine, and has focused his considerable training and expertise, both as a private practitioner and as an educator/presenter, on the specialized care of adolescents and young adults with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction illnesses and general psychiatric disorders. Dr. Steve is also a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), and serves in that capacity for the players, coaches and trainers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Currently, Dr. Steve is in his sixth year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Player Association (NBPA). This position allows him to apply his many varied experiences to providing education, assistance and, when necessary, evaluations and treatment to a uniquely talented group of young elite athletes.
Dr. Steve has served as a professional member of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free Community in Huntsville, Alabama. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Madison County (Alabama); and a Professional Sponsor of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Greater Huntsville.
A native of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Steve and his wife of 24 years have two children. Their 23-year-old daughter has recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where their 20-year-old son has recently completed his sophomore year of college. Dr. Steve and his family reside in the Vestavia Hills suburb of Birmingham, Alabama.