Spence Taylor: Integral Leaders in Health

Founder, CEO of Integral Leaders in Health

Spence M. Taylor, M.D. is a nationally recognized academic physician leader with 30 years of  experience as a senior executive, surgeon, full professor and researcher.

Most recently, Dr. Taylor served as president of the Greenville Health System (GHS) — now a  part of Prisma Health. He was the first physician to be named president in the 107-year history  of GHS — a health system with nearly $3 billion in annual operating revenue, eight hospitals,  1,600 beds, 2,000 employed providers, 16,000 employees and an emerging academic health  center.  

During his career, Dr. Taylor helped drive the advancement of Academic Medicine in a variety of  roles. In addition to serving as surgical residency program director, department chair, leader of  an employee medical group, Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education  and research, and chief academic officer, Dr. Taylor was the principal developer and Planning  Dean for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville – North America’s 136th  medical school. He also was instrumental in bringing the Clemson University School of Nursing  to Prisma Health’s Greenville Memorial Medical Campus which is located beside the medical  school to create the 100th recognized Academic Health Center in the world.  

As a nationally recognized physician leader, Dr. Taylor is a member of every significant  academic organization in surgery. He was elected as a director to the American Board of  Surgery (ABS) in 2011 and served as Chair of the ABS in 2018-2019. He also is a past president of  both the Southern Surgical Association and the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Taylor is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and the author or co-author of more than  120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Taylor often lectures across  the country on clinical outcomes as well as the role of physicians as leaders in medicine and  patient care.