Melissa Taggart, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 07/30/2021

Dr. Taggart received her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2001.  She completed residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2006.   Upon completion of fellowships in General Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, she joined the faculty in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2009.  Currently, she is an associate professor in the Section of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology and director of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship.  She has published more than fifty peer-reviewed manuscripts, has authored book chapters in appendiceal, colorectal, and anal pathology, and has given many educational presentations on gastrointestinal pathology both in the United States and internationally.  She is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals.  Her academic interests include appendiceal neoplasms and colorectal carcinomas with an emphasis on hereditary colorectal carcinoma.  She is a member of the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI) pathology group, a group of pathologists advancing our understanding of appendiceal tumors.