John R. Taylor, MD, FRCSC

April 28, 1939 - April 20, 2022

Dr. John Taylor graduated from Queen’s University Medical School in 1963 and obtained his fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1971.

He established his practice in Toronto at the Queensway Hospital and was recruited by Dr. Arnis Frieberg in the early days of the Resident Aesthetic Clinic to participate and lend his skills and knowledge of aesthetic surgery. In the spring of 1993, John Taylor was instrumental in launching Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery, Groupe pour l’Avancement e la Microchirurgie Canada and Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand and the first journal of its kind for the Canadian plastic surgeons.

John Taylor wrote editorials for the journal for many years and now in its 21st year, this journal has grown and developed into a national identity of sorts. John has had a strong interest in the history of the Canadian Society and has written about Fulton Risdon, Hoyle Campbell and Ross Tilley, helping to maintain their place and role in creating the fabric and pedigree of our specialty.