Dr. Myiesha Taylor is a board-certified emergency medicine physician specialist and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Myiesha was born and raised in the Southern California areas of Long Beach and Los Angeles. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and subsequently attended the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine obtaining her medical degree (MD).
Thereafter, she continued her training as an intern and resident at Los Angeles County King Drew Medical Center in South Central Los Angeles, which was a premier training program in Emergency Medicine. She chose emergency medicine as a specialty after the untimely death of her father who was shot and killed during the civil unrest sparked by the Rodney King trial verdict in 1992. At King/Drew Medical Center, she served as Chief Resident her senior year receiving multiple awards, both community-based and academic.
In an effort to mentor and support women physicians of color globally, she founded Artemis Medical Society. For her work with Artemis, Dr. Taylor was honored by Disney Junior with the naming of the mother character, Myiesha McStuffins, in the highly acclaimed children’s TV show Doc McStuffins. Dr. Taylor has been featured in NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt’s Inspiring America segment, selected as a 2014 Dallas Women’s Foundation Young Leader Award honoree, featured in three Disney Junior Get Inspired Black History Month interstitials and serves as a Women’s Media Center She Source expert.
In 2014, Dr. Taylor was selected to receive the Dallas Women’s Foundation Maura Women Helping Women Young Leader Award. The award is given to young leaders who are remarkable trailblazers for the next generation and who are finding ways to drive positive change for women and girls. Furthermore, Dr. Taylor has also been honored as a Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, D Magazine Moms Who Inspire, HBCU Digest’s Most Powerful People, and she is a past Fort Worth Business Press Great Women of Texas Honoree.
In 2016, Dr. Taylor launched Brilliant In Color to help engage parents and students in pursuing academic excellence.
Dr. Taylor is active in community service with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and philanthropy via Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Dr. Taylor has spent time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she and her husband adopted a baby girl, and provided medical care to HIV/AIDS orphans in the city. Myiesha is married to William Schlitz and is the mother of three wonderfully talented children.