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Pioneer. Leader. Healer.

A look into the life and contribution of Dr. Allen Taylor.

Blazing the Trail

Upon moving to Greenville in 1954, Dr. Allen Taylor was the first board certified radiologist in
eastern North Carolina. He served surrounding hospitals from Kinston and Wilson to Plymouth
and Williamston, beginning the tradition of regional services that is still carried on by Eastern
Radiologists today.

Fearless Founder

A native of Elizabeth City, NC, Dr. Taylor attended Duke University Medical School, earning his degree in general radiology and completing requisite training in radiation therapy and diagnostic radiology – known today as oncology. After continuing his education through a list of internships, fellowships and residency programs, he founded Eastern Radiologists and began his 40-year medical career. Dr. Taylor and his small practice opened the door for the Greenville area to become the regional frontrunner that it is today.

Acclaimed Visionary

A talented physician and respected leader, Dr. Taylor’s acumen helped guide the growth of ERI. He recruited many pivotal physicians and surgeons, including Drs. Ira Hardy, Emmitt Walsh and Jonny Johnsrude, as well as Dr. Bill McConnell, who joined Dr. Taylor in a tireless campaign for the successful establishment of the ECU School of Medicine in 1977. He served as the first chairman of the School’s Department of Radiology until his retirement in 1994, upon which he was honored with emeritus status. Today, ECU’s Medical School is one of the top in the state, and ERI continues to thrive with more than 70 physicians.

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“Excellent staff and service. Was in and out at a timely manner with no wait time. The Doctor was able to answer all my questions and also ensure me with the best quality of service render.”


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“Everyone was so helpful and caring . My radiologist explained everything going on throughout the procedure.”