Taylor J. Buckley, M.D. grew up in Roundup, Montana as the oldest of three siblings. Throughout high school and college, Taylor spent his summers working on his grandparent’s cattle ranch near Ft. Peck, Montana. He also grew up in a musical family, learning to play multiple instruments and playing in a family band with his parents and siblings. Taylor is a three time Montana State Fiddle Champion.

In 2000, Taylor moved to Rochester, NY when he enrolled in the University of Rochester as an undergraduate, and graduated summa cum laude with a biology major and music minor. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Rochester, as well. After graduating from medical school with a distinction in research, Taylor stayed on with the University of Rochester, completing a 5 year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed a one year fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery with world renowned hand surgeon Dr. A. Lee Osterman at the Philadelphia Hand Center. This fellowship focused on treatment of both traumatic and degenerative conditions of the hand and upper extremity, peripheral nerve surgery, arthroscopy, as well as the treatment of congenital hand problems through study with Dr. Scott Kozin at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Throughout his undergraduate studies, medical school, and residency training, Taylor has maintained active involvement in music. During his undergraduate work, he spent one summer touring with a band throughout the United States and Canada. In medical school and residency, he played with several bluegrass and swing bands throughout upstate New York, one of which also included his wife, Kelly. Taylor also recorded and produced an album during medical school.

Taylor, along with his wife (Kelly) and daughters (Maggie and Abby) are excited to return to the west and look forward to taking advantage of the numerous opportunities the area offers for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking, hunting, golfing and skiing, as well as becoming a part of the musical community in Missoula.

Affiliations: Saint Patrick’s Hospital, Community Medical Center

Dr. Taylor Buckley