Funminiyi Anne Taylor, MD, MEd, FACOGChair; Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Taylor, a clinical associate professor at UICOMR since 2019, practices obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine at Mercyhealth in Rockford. A graduate of Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Taylor finished her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She also received a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Florida.
An experienced medical educator, Dr. Taylor has served in teaching roles at the University of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University and Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She has a special interest in blended learning for residents and the use of cognitive and constructivist learning theory for medical student rotations.
Research Interests: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, Medical complications of pregnancy, Blended learning in medical education
Publications: Ghareeb A, Han H, Delfino K, Taylor F. Blended learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology resident education: impact on resident clinical performance, Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, 2016:3 157-163.
Publications as a Corresponding Author: Taylor F, Nelson E, Delfino K, Han H. A blended approach to learning in an obstetrics and gynecology residency program: proof of concept, Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, 2015; 2: 53 – 62. Ajayi F, Carroll P, Shellhaas C, et al. Ultrasound prediction of growth abnormalities in fetuses with gastroschisis. Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2011; 24(3): 489-92.Ajayi F, Kongoasa N, Gaffey T, et al. Elevated expression of serine protease HtrA1 in preeclampsia and its role in trophoblast cell migration and invasion. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008; 199:557.31-557.e10.
Family and interests: Our family enjoys to travel, cook and read. My current favorite authors are Don Miguel Ruiz, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Malcolm Gladwell, and Gregory Maguire. The boys enjoy to read all things Ninjago and Avengers.