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Peter P. Taillac, M.D.

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2292
University Hospital
Emergency Medicine
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132



Dr. Taillac is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
American Board of Emergency Medicine (Sub: Emergency Medical Services)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Emergency Medical Services

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
American Board of Emergency Medicine (Sub: Emergency Medical Services)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2417 School of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Peter Taillac is an Associate Professor of Surgery, within the Division of Emergency Medicine at UUHSC. He is a native of the South, having grown up in New Orleans, LA, and Little Rock, AR. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and, in 1992, graduated from the Brooke Army Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, TX. He completed 10 years of active duty military service as a physician, including three years as teaching faculty at the Emergency Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, WA.

After moving to Salt Lake City, he became involved in community-hospital private practice EM, while maintaining an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the ED at the University of Utah. He was the Chief of Emergency Medicine and President of the Medical Staff at Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, UT. He joined the University EM faculty full-time in 2006, as the new EM residency program here began.

Dr. Taillac's main focus of interest and expertise is Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He is the Utah State EMS Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health. He is a member of the editorial board for the journals Prehospital Emergency Care and Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. He helped launch the paramedic program for West Valley City Fire and EMS and has been their Medical Director for over 10 years. As part of the University Global Health Initiative, he has helped develop EMS and emergency medicine programs in India, Nepal, and Ghana.

Dr.Taillac is a member of the "Ski-Doc" patrol at Deer Valley Resort. He remains an active member of the Utah National Guard, holding the rank of Colonel, and has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, and Central America. He is the proud father of three great children (Lucien, Tori, and Peter), and the lucky husband of Ruth. He enjoys mountain and road biking, as well as bad golf, skiing, canoeing, and camping.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Brooke Army Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
Residency Letterman Army Medical Center
Preceptorship Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Internship Letterman Army Medical Center
Professional Medical Tulane University
Undergraduate Loyola University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Teri L Sanddal, Thomas J Esposito, Jolene R Whitney, Diane Hartford, Peter P Taillac, N Clay Mann, Nels D Sanddal (2011). Analysis of Preventable Deaths and Opportunities for Trauma Care Improvement in Utah. J Trauma, 70(4), 970-977.
  2. Cunningham C, Wesley K, Peterson T, Alcorta R, Kupas D, Nelson J, Taillac P, Upchurch J (2010). The Role of State Medical Direction in the Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System: A Resource Document. Prehosp Emerg Care, 14, 404.
  3. Shaeffer Z, Gohdes D, Legler J, Taillac P, Larsen B (2009). Monitoring prehospital stroke care in Utah to assess the feasibility of using EMS data for surveillance. Prev Chronic Dis, 6(4), A137.
  4. Taillac, PP and Doyle, GS (2008). "Tourniquet First!" Safe and Rational Protocols for Prehospital Tourniquet Use. JEMS, 2008(Oct Supp), 24-27.
  5. Doyle, Gerard S and Taillac, Peter P (2008). Tourniquets: A Review of Current Use with Proposals for Expanded Prehospital Use. Prehospital Emergency Care, 12(2), 241-256.
  6. OConnor RE, Cone DC, De Lorenzo RA, Domeier RM, Moore WE, Taillac PP, Verdile VP, Zachariah BS, Davidson SJ (1999). EMS systems: foundations for the future. Acad Emerg Med, 6(1), 46-53.

Book Chapter

  1. Erika D Schroeder and Peter Taillac (Spring 2013). Topical Anesthesia. In Eric F. Reichman (Ed.), Emergency Medicine Procedures (Second, pp. 795-798). New York: McGraw Hill Medical.
  2. Taillac, P, Kim, J (2012). CBRNE - Botulism. In Bessman, E; Talavera, F; Sheridan, B; Halamka, J; Darling, R (Eds.), EMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base. Emedicine.
  3. Taillac, P, Bretz, S (2008). Molluscum Contagiosum. In Kardon, E; Talavera, F; Fourre, M; Halamka, J; Dyne, P (Eds.), EMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base. EMedicine.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Pepe P, Zachariah B, Taillac P, Curka P, Wall M, Brandt M, Mattox K (1992). The Epidemiology, Demography, Nature and Severity of Juvenile Gunshot Wounds in a Large Municipality. Proceedings of the national Conference on Pediatric Trauma.


  1. Majersik J, Jex R, Skalabrin E, Taillac P (2012). Development and Initial Results of an Inclusive State-Wide Approach to Stroke Care [Abstract]. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5, A179.
  2. Taillac, P and Hammond, R (2012). EMS Professionals At Risk for Leaving the Profession: Identification of Stressors and a Call for Strategies to Retain the Workforce [Abstract]. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(6), 720.
  3. Shirk T, Fuller F, Taillac P, OBrien J (1996). Comparison of the Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube and Endotracheal Intubation in the Out-of-Hospital Management of Cardiac Arrest [Abstract]. Prehosp Disaster Med, 11, S52.
  4. Taillac P, Pepe P, Zachariah B, Curka P (1992). Epidemology, Type, and Severity of Pediatric Gunshot Wounds in a Large Urban Center [Abstract]. Ann Emerg Med, 21, 1045.


  1. Doyle, G, Taillac, P (2007). Back to the Future: Protocols for Tourniquet use in Civilian EMS Systems. Poster session presented at Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sorrento, Italy.

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