Dr. Allan Taylor is head of clinical unit at Groote Schuur Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town. After completing his neurosurgery training in 1995, he focused his work and research on skull base, as well as neurovascular surgery. Given the shift in the treatment of intracranial and spinal vascular pathology, he subsequently also developed expertise in endovascular approaches.
With the encouragement and help of Pierre Lasjaunias and Karel ter Brugge, he established an endovascular fellowship programme in South Africa. Under his leadership practical training is provided and research actively encouraged. Professor Taylor has served on the Executive of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, was the 2011 WFITN congress president and is the President Elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons of South Africa.