Though the distance from his boyhood home on Bainbridge Street in Brooklyn, to his current home in Park Slope is short Doctor Philip Taylor’s journey in between was a long illustrious one filled with outstanding achievements, accolades and great successes. While a student at Tech Phil excelled both on the field and in the classroom. He was a star player on the baseball team. His achievements on the gridiron were even more impressive. Phil was the starting running back on the J.V. team as a freshman and a 3 year starter on the varsity. He led the 1954 and 1955 squads to undefeated city championships. Phil was selected co-captain in his senior year and scored 17 touchdowns in just 7 games. He was selected 1st team all city by the Daily News, World Telegram, NY Journal American and the NY Post. Phil also received the Robert Dznev Award as the team’s MVP. He was an honor student and a member of Arista.
From the numerous colleges offers he received Phil chose Cornell University and was given a full scholarship. Here Phil was the star running back for 3 years on the varsity team. He was selected honorable mention all Ivy League his senior year. His outstanding achievements in the classroom led to his being accepted to NY Medical College. Here Doctor Philip Taylor received his medical degree and went on to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Doctor Taylor interned at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. From 1969-1971 he served in the army attaining the rank of Major. He was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas where he treated wounded soldiers returning from Vietnam. After his service in the Army, despite many lucrative offers Doctor Taylor chose to return to his roots in Brooklyn at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Here he dedicated his career to helping and healing members of the community who otherwise could not
afford it. In 2000 In recognition of his spirit of dedication and giving back to his community Doctor Taylor was awarded the Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center’s Saint Luke Medal.