Dr. Taub earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where he graduated in the top of his class. He went on to complete a residency in Neurological Surgery at Emory University, where he also served as Chief Resident. During his residency, he was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) R25 Grant and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow studying biological neurorestoration and neuromodulation.
He then completed a combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, with focused training in minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques for the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including degenerative, tumor, trauma, rheumatologic, and infectious processes. He complements his comprehensive cranial and spinal oncologic practice with radiosurgical techniques, such as Gamma Knife. He also performs cranial procedures for the treatment of aneurysms, vascular malformations, pain disorders, and Chiari malformations.
Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Taub is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AO Spine, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Association.
Dr. Taub is on staff at Methodist Hospital for Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and Texas Institute for Surgery. He currently serves on the Board of Managers at Methodist Hospital for Surgery, as well as the Medical Director of Spinal Deformity and Oncology at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano.
He lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and exercising.
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To watch Dr. Taub on Good Morning Texas discuss Cervical Spondylosis, click here.
To download the article,Oh My Aching Back, which appeared in Addison magazine, quoting Dr. Taub, click here.
To read the article,Cervical spondylosis: A real pain in the neck, featuring Dr. Taub, click here.
Areas of Expertise
Specialties and Clinical Interests:
Adult spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery, scoliosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal and brain oncology, microsurgery of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular surgery, Gamma Knife cranial radiosurgery, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery.
D Magazine, “Best Doctors in Dallas,” 2018, 2019
Texas Monthly, “Super Doctors,” 2018, 2019
Texas Monthly, “Super Doctors,” Texas Rising Stars, 2015-2017
Vitals “Compassionate Doctor Recognition,” 2014-2018
Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award,” 2014-2018
2015 Press Ganey Top 1% in Patient Satisfaction (nationwide)
Education & Training
Emory University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency
Neurological Surgery at Emory University
Dual fellowship trained in neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic
Patient was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis (with progression).
Dr. Taub, Thomas, and Colleen, you guys are the best! I cannot say enough about Dr. Taub, he is awesome! Back in November, Dr. Taub placed rods and screws from T2 to my pelvis for spinal fusion due to scoliosis. I have been to numerous surgeons in the DFW area and none can hold a candle to Dr. Taub.
I knew from my first visit with him that he was my surgeon for life. He and his staff (Thomas, Colleen, and others) have been very attentive to me and always seem to care. Wait times in the office are not lengthy, my calls are always return timely (most of the time by Dr. Taub or Thomas themselves). At each and every appointment I am not rushed, and Dr. Taub makes sure to answer each and every question that my husband and I have. He makes me feel like I am the only patient he has, even though that is not true. Even his stitch work is excellent. I rate my incision a 10 (10 being the best). Just weeks after surgery and you almost cannot even see it. I will have another surgery with Dr. Taub in 1 wk for cervical fusion, I know I am in good hands.
I have recommended DNS to my family and friends. You are doing an awesome job. Keep up the good work.
Patient was diagnosed with lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spondylosis and lumbar spondylolisthesis.
Dr. Taub had me at the first office visit. He sat down and explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I decided right then he was the doctor I wanted to operate on me.
My original doctor (who I haven't even met) decided to send me for a cerebral and spinal angiogram without discussing/explaining anything to me. Dr. Taub personally called me and advised me that it is a high-risk procedure that I probably do not need but requested that I send my other MRI's to review with his colleagues. This has fully convinced me as to why I am sticking with Dr. Taub.
Patient was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astocytoma (Grade 3 Glioma)
A special thanks to Dr. Taub. He has gone above and beyond to ensure the best care for my son. He has gained the full trust and confidence of my son (21 years old) who’s world was turned upside down by the diagnoses of AA3 a few months ago. Dr. Taub is honest and "real" and very thorough. Thank you to Anita and Stephanie as well.