Cole Taylor, MD


Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Taylor specializes in sports medicine and non-surgical treatment of orthopedic problems.  He joined OrthoVirginia in 2019 after a decorated military career where he most recently served as Chief of Sports Medicine at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, leading one of the largest sports medicine clinics in the country.  For more than 10 years, he has been learning, developing and refining cutting edge injection treatments that utilize orthobiologics and ultrasound to develop precise and effective treatments for all types of joint, tendon, muscle and nerve conditions.  He is also a team physician for DC United and multiple local high schools. 

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Cole Taylor
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Upon earning his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Taylor attended the University of Utah School of Medicine for his medical degree. He went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the Uniformed Services Universe of Health Sciences.

After a decorated military career and serving as the Chief of Sports Medicine at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dr. Taylor joined OrthoVirginia in 2019 and is now a team physician for D.C. United and several local high schools. His primary interest for treatments and research revolves around one concept: help keep the patient out of the operating room. Whether it be through the use of PRP, cell-based therapies, needling techniques, offices-based procedures, rehabilitation programs, or ultrasound, Dr. Taylor strives to treat every patient he can without the need for surgery.

Why orthopedics?

As a teenager, Dr. Taylor was drawn to the idea of a selfless career that serves and helps others. During his third year of medical school, he shadowed a sports medicine physician at the University of Utah, and merely one day later, he knew he had discovered his future career.

Realizing the operating room wasn’t of interest to him, Dr. Taylor decided to focus on non-operative sports medicine. He loves the clinic and sitting down face-to-face with his patients. By getting to know his patients personally, Dr. Taylor increases his ability to help them overcome their pains and injuries and guide them back to their sport or healthy lifestyle. Dr. Taylor understands that surgery is a big deal, and he does everything in his medical capabilities to help patients recover without undergoing surgery.

Personal interests

Outside of the medical office, you will most likely find Dr. Taylor with his family. A husband and father to three active kids and Roxy the French bulldog, Dr. Taylor coaches his children’s sports teams and goes to every school or sporting event he can. As he describes it in his own words,“there is never a dull moment around our house.”

He is a fan of all sports and stays in shape through running and exercising. In addition to the devotion to his family, Dr. Taylor is engaged in his community. He teaches and lectures at local therapy departments and doctor training programs, performs physicals for six local high schools, and works with D.C. United and their academy teams.