Dr. Mihaela Taylor - Women's Leadership Summit NV

Dr. Mihaela Taylor

  • Dr. Mihaela Taylor

Dr. Mihaela Taylor is a rheumatologist in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. John’s Health Center and UCLA Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in Bucharest, Romania, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 12 doctors at St. John’s Health Center and one of 44 at UCLA Medical Center who specialize in Rheumatology.

Mihaela joined the Rheumatology division at UCLA in 2004. She has proven herself as an outstanding clinician educator, having the skills and passion for patient care, teaching and creative academic endeavors. Because of this reputation for excellence, she was recognized by her peers and appointed as the Chief of Rheumatology at Santa Monica UCLA. She has received the Super Doctor award for her excellence in patient care and her contributions to the medical community.

Her research and work focus on Integrative Rheumatology, and empowering patients to take control of their medical conditions and outcomes. She was among the first rheumatologists in the United States to be trained and embrace the use of musculoskeletal sonography and she has pioneered its use in the clinical practice at UCLA.

Through her focus on integrative care, she has found a striking connection between mind and body, and the devastating effects of stress in autoimmune disorders. In order to modulate the immune system and have long-lasting benefits in these chronic and challenging conditions, for which we have no cure, she had to embrace early in her career the practice of integrative medicine. The road was not paved and most of the time she had to rely on patients guiding her for resources. Her patients have great results with treatments at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and with mindful awareness at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).

Over the last three years, she has organized half-day educational seminars on a quarterly basis entitled, “Integrative Rheumatology: Engaging, empowering and educating patients to take charge for optimum health”. For these seminars, she has received great feedback from patients and their relatives. She has seen in her practice how educating patients will empower them to take charge of their health and boost their partnership to regaining health and well-being.

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