- Emergency Medical Services
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Surgery - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Office Locations
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Division of Emergency Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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.