James Paul Taylor, M.B.B.Chir., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

James Paul Taylor, M.B.B.Chir., M.P.H.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

To see if James Paul Taylor is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Colon and Rectal Surgery



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Taylor's philosophy of care is to create a personalized and individualized experience for every patient that he meets, and to ensure that they are listened to and feel supported.

Many of the diseases that affect the colon and rectum can be difficulty to talk about, and even more frightening to experience, leaving patients and their families feeling overwhelmed. As such, Dr. Taylor and his team seek to ensure that patients feel empowered and supported, and aims to provide the best quality of care during these challenging times.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Taylor is a colorectal surgeon, who cares for patients with conditions that affect the colon, rectum and anus. He has special clinical interest in using minimally invasive techniques to treat colon and rectal cancer, managing inflammatory bowel disease, and in the prevention, early detection and treatment of anal cancer.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Taylor's research focuses on patient outcomes in colon, rectal and anal cancer. He has a special interest in improving patient reported outcomes and experiences in colorectal surgery.


Colon and Rectal Surgery

Undergraduate School

B.A., Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 2006

Other School

M.P.H., New York University, New York NY 2015

Other School

M.B.B.Chir., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 2009


General Surgery, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2015-2016


General Surgery, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2016-2021


Colon and Rectal Surgery, New York Presbyterian, New York NY 2021-2022

Core Values in Practice Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2021

Distinguished Teaching Society Inductee, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2021

George Melville Williams Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2020

Charles M. Balch, M.D. Endowed International Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2018

To see a full list of Dr. Taylor's publications, please click here

Zhang GQ, Canner JK, Prince EJ, Stem M, Taylor JP, Efron JE, Atallah C, Safar B. History of depression is associated with worsened postoperative outcomes following colectomy. Colorectal Dis. 2021 Oct;23(10):2559-2566. doi:10.1111/codi.15790. Epub 2021 Jul 14. PMID:34166552.

Atallah C, Taylor JP, Lo BD, Stem M, Brocke T, Efron JE, Safar B. Local excision for T1 rectal tumours: are we getting better? Colorectal Dis. 2020 Dec;22(12):2038-2048. doi:10.1111/codi.15344. Epub 2020 Oct 20. PMID:32886836.

Zhang GQ, Taylor JP, Stem M, Almaazmi H, Efron JE, Atallah C, Safar B. Aggressive Multimodal Treatment and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Survival. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Apr;230(4):689-698. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.12.024. Epub 2020 Jan 31. PMID:32014570.

Taylor JP, Stem M, Yu D, Chen SY, Fang SH, Gearhart SL, Safar B, Efron JE. Treatment Strategies and Survival Trends for Anorectal Melanoma: Is it Time for a Change? World J Surg. 2019 Jul;43(7):1809-1819. doi:10.1007/s00268-019-04960-w. PMID:30830243.

Taylor JP, Stem M, Chen SY, Yu D, Fang SH, Gearhart SL, Safar B, Efron JE. The Safety of Outpatient Stoma Closure: on the Verge of a Paradigm Shift? J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Oct;23(10):2019-2026. doi:10.1007/s11605-018-4001-9. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PMID:30350192.