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Derek Taggard

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-459-7331
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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. Ragel BT, Klimo P, Grant GA, Taggard DA, Nute D, McCafferty RR, Ellenbogen RG. Economic analysis of the military health professions scholarship program for neurosurgeons. Neurosurgery. 2011 Sep; 69(3):525-31; discussion 531-2. PMID: 21441836.
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    2. Ragel BT, Klimo P, Kowalski RJ, McCafferty RR, Liu JM, Taggard DA, Garrett D, Brevard SB. Neurosurgery in Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom": a 24-month experience. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 May; 28(5):E8. PMID: 20568948.
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    3. Ragel BT, Taggard DA, Klimo P, Liu JM, Robison S, Sholes AH. 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. PMID: 19317187.
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    4. Taggard DA, Kraut MA, Clark CR, Traynelis VC. Case-control study comparing the efficacy of surgical techniques for C1-C2 arthrodesis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2004 Jun; 17(3):189-94. PMID: 15167334.
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    5. Bonthius DJ, Mahoney J, Buchmeier MJ, Karacay B, Taggard D. 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. PMID: 12050375; PMCID: PMC136288.
    6. Taggard DA, Menezes AH. Successful use of rib grafts for cranioplasty in children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2001 Mar; 34(3):149-55. PMID: 11359103.
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    7. Bonthius DJ, Woodhouse J, Bonthius NE, Taggard DA, Lothman EW. 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. PMID: 11198717.
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    8. Taggard DA, Menezes AH. Three choroid plexus papillomas in a patient with Aicardi syndrome. A case report. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2000 Oct; 33(4):219-23. PMID: 11124640.
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    9. Taggard DA, Menezes AH, Ryken TC. Treatment of Down syndrome-associated craniovertebral junction abnormalities. J Neurosurg. 2000 Oct; 93(2 Suppl):205-13. PMID: 11012050.
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    10. Taggard DA, Traynelis VC. Management of cervical spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis with posterior fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000 Aug 15; 25(16):2035-9. PMID: 10954633.
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    11. Taggard DA, Menezes AH, Ryken TC. Instability of the craniovertebral junction and treatment outcomes in patients with Down's syndrome. Neurosurg Focus. 1999 Jun 15; 6(6):e3. PMID: 16972749.
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