Renowned physician, television correspondent and author Susan C. Taylor, M.D. has joined 900AM-WURD as both an on-air host and a medical correspondent for the station. Taylor will helm the program “HealthQuest: Making a Difference in Your Life” (Tuesdays, 12:00 P.M.) and also provide expert commentary on medical issues.
As announced on January 13, WURD Radio is in the midst of a phased plan to update its soundprint and programming, and extend its global reach as a curator-source of content supporting progressive Black thought and activism. The addition of Dr. Taylor will round out the station’s “Midday Café” block of weekday programming at the noon hour. Her first on-air appearance will be Tuesday, January 28.
Dr. Taylor, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School, completed residencies in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital and dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She has 25 years of clinical dermatology experience practicing at Society Hill Dermatology in Philadelphia, PA, diagnosing and treating a wide range of dermatologic disorders, and hair and skin problems. Endearingly referred to as the “Michelangelo of Cosmetic Dermatology,” Dr. Taylor is an expert in disorders that disproportionately affect people of color and is the creator of T2 Skincare’s Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin.
“I am so excited to have Dr. Susan Taylor join the WURD lineup,” said Sara Lomax-Reese, President and General Manager of WURD Radio. “Over the last 10 years, I have enjoyed hosting HealthQuest Live, providing culturally sensitive health information to our community. With Dr. Taylor's breadth of medical experience and expertise, we will certainly continue to build our role as the voice of the community.” Dr. Taylor is also looking forward to joining WURD. “I am delighted to join the WURD Radio family and have the opportunity to make a difference, from a health perspective, in the lives of African Americans,” she said.
A sought-after media spokesperson and frequent blogger for Huffington Post’s Black Voices, Dr. Taylor has served as a medical expert on national programs such as the “Today Show,” “Weekend Today,” “Good Morning America” and the “The Dr. Oz Show.” Locally, Dr. Taylor previously had recurring health segments on “Good Day Philadelphia” and “The 10! Show.” She is the author of the informative website www.brownskin.net and a highly sought after lecturer, having delivered over 250 lectures by invitation across Asia, Africa, Latin America Europe and the US.
Dr. Taylor is a member of the Board of the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Penn Medicine. In addition, she juggles two beautiful daughters, a wonderful husband of 31 years, soccer carpool and a dog named Buddy. From time to time, a ball has been seen bouncing on the floor. Follow her on Twitter @SusanTaylorMD and like her on Facebook: DrSusanCTaylor.