Meet Dr. Taylor

S. Wayne Taylor Jr., M.D., FACSDr. Taylor is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with an additional Fellowship in VitreoRetinal Surgery

Dr. Taylor was raised in Montgomery, where he lived from age 2. He attended public schools in Montgomery. He was involved in numerous activities during school including becoming an Eagle Scout. He knew from an early age he wanted to be a Doctor and after graduating high school he began to work toward that goal. It would be 14 years of training later that he would finally finish his training and be ready to begin practice in Vitreoretinal Surgery.

First, he attended the University of Alabama from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1986 with a BS in New College with a Pre-med Major and an English Minor.

He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham from 1986 to 1990, graduating Summa Cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine degree.

He served a Medical/Surgical Internship year at Carraway Medical Center in Birmingham.

He then completed an Ophthalmology Residency at The University of Alabama and the Eye Foundation Hospital, serving as First Chief Resident his senior year, 1991-1994.

He then completed a 2 year Surgical Retina Fellowship at UAB/The Eye Foundation, headed by Dr. Robert Morris and Dr. C. Douglas Witherspoon. After fellowship, he joined their Retina group.

After an initial year in Birmingham, there was a need for a full-time retina Physician to serve the Tuscaloosa community. Until 1997 every patient with a retinal problem had no choice but to travel to Birmingham for care. Dr. Taylor then moved to Tuscaloosa and became the only, full-time retina doctor for Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.

Dr. Taylor and his family have been full time Tuscaloosa residents since 1997. He shares on-call responsibilities with the other Ophthalmologists in the community and takes care of the DCH and DCH Northport NICU, treating premature babies with Retinopathy of prematurity.

Dr. Taylor is on staff at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital/UAB, and still teaches the Ophthalmology Residents as well as Physicians in training at the University of Alabama school of Medicine. He has numerous publications and has lectured nationally and internationally.