Derek Taggard

Title(s)Associate Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
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    Derek Taggard M.D.
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

    Derek A. Taggard, M.D., was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    He attended the United States Air Force Academy where he was a Distinguished Graduate in 1992.

    After attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he obtained his training in spine and neurosurgery at the University of Iowa.

    While at the University of Iowa, Dr. Taggard also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship.

    Dr. Taggard is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

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    1. Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Spinal Cord Injury (TRACK-SCI): an overview of initial enrollment and demographics. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 05 01; 48(5):E6. Tsolinas RE, Burke JF, DiGiorgio AM, Thomas LH, Duong-Fernandez X, Harris MH, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Suen CG, Pascual LU, Ferguson AR, Huie JR, Pan JZ, Hemmerle DD, Singh V, Torres-Espin A, Omondi C, Kyritsis N, Haefeli J, Weinstein PR, de Almeida Neto CA, Kuo YH, Taggard D, Talbott JF, Whetstone WD, Manley GT, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Dhall SS. PMID: 32357323.
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    2. Economic analysis of the military health professions scholarship program for neurosurgeons. Neurosurgery. 2011 Sep; 69(3):525-31; discussion 531-2. Ragel BT, Klimo P, Grant GA, Taggard DA, Nute D, McCafferty RR, Ellenbogen RG. PMID: 21441836.
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    3. Neurosurgery in Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom": a 24-month experience. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 May; 28(5):E8. Ragel BT, Klimo P, Kowalski RJ, McCafferty RR, Liu JM, Taggard DA, Garrett D, Brevard SB. PMID: 20568948.
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    4. Increasing the neurosurgical caseload at a military hospital: initial experience with a joint military-Veterans Affairs (VA) sharing agreement. Mil Med. 2009 Feb; 174(2):103-5. Ragel BT, Taggard DA, Klimo P, Liu JM, Robison S, Sholes AH. PMID: 19317187.
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    5. Case-control study comparing the efficacy of surgical techniques for C1-C2 arthrodesis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2004 Jun; 17(3):189-94. Taggard DA, Kraut MA, Clark CR, Traynelis VC. PMID: 15167334.
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    6. Critical role for glial cells in the propagation and spread of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in the developing rat brain. J Virol. 2002 Jul; 76(13):6618-35. Bonthius DJ, Mahoney J, Buchmeier MJ, Karacay B, Taggard D. PMID: 12050375.
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    7. Comparison of the biomechanics of hydroxyapatite and polymethylmethacrylate vertebroplasty in a cadaveric spinal compression fracture model. J Neurosurg. 2001 Oct; 95(2 Suppl):215-20. Hitchon PW, Goel V, Drake J, Taggard D, Brenton M, Rogge T, Torner JC. PMID: 11599839.
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    8. Successful use of rib grafts for cranioplasty in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2001 Mar; 34(3):149-55. Taggard DA, Menezes AH. PMID: 11359103.
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    9. Reduced seizure threshold and hippocampal cell loss in rats exposed to alcohol during the brain growth spurt. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 Jan; 25(1):70-82. Bonthius DJ, Woodhouse J, Bonthius NE, Taggard DA, Lothman EW. PMID: 11198717.
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    10. Three choroid plexus papillomas in a patient with Aicardi syndrome. A case report. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2000 Oct; 33(4):219-23. Taggard DA, Menezes AH. PMID: 11124640.
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    11. Treatment of Down syndrome-associated craniovertebral junction abnormalities. J Neurosurg. 2000 Oct; 93(2 Suppl):205-13. Taggard DA, Menezes AH, Ryken TC. PMID: 11012050.
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    12. Management of cervical spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis with posterior fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000 Aug 15; 25(16):2035-9. Taggard DA, Traynelis VC. PMID: 10954633.
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    13. Instability of the craniovertebral junction and treatment outcomes in patients with Down's syndrome. Neurosurg Focus. 1999 Jun 15; 6(6):e3. Taggard DA, Menezes AH, Ryken TC. PMID: 16972749.
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