Kathryn G. Taylor, MD, has been named the District Health Officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) West Central Public Health District V. She has been the Deputy District Health Officer since July 2015.
The district comprises Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson and Warren counties.
A native of Jackson, Dr. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mississippi College and her medical doctorate from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Upon completion of her residency in family medicine at the UMMC, she became an instructor and assistant professor of family medicine at the school before practicing at Care Plus Reservoir Family Medicine in Brandon.
"In my previous practice, I enjoyed getting to know my patients and helping each one on their individual path to wellness,” Dr. Taylor said. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue this on a larger scale as we work together to improve the overall wellness of the people of Mississippi."
Dr. Taylor is an active member of the community through her past and present work with local non-profits, including the Jackson Free Clinic, the Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi, and the McClean Fletcher Center. She is also a member of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Mississippi Public Health Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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