Originally from Hartford Connecticut, Dr. Taggert completed his degree in Economics from Boston College in 1988. He completed his medical schooling at the University of Connecticut, earning his M.D in 1996. Dr. Taggert completed his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut and followed that with fellowships in both Surgical Critical Care at Hartford Hospital (2000) and Vascular Surgery from Albany Medical College (2004).

Dr. Taggert currently serves as the Chief of Surgery and Division Chief of Vascular Surgery at St. Peter’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Taggert lives in Clifton Park, NY with his wife Heather and their two children.


Medical School/Degree

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
M.D., 1996


Boston College,
Boston, MA
B.A. in Economics, 1988

Post-Graduate Training

Intern & Residency Integrated Residency in General Surgery, University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
1996 – 1999
2000 – 2002

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT
1999 – 2000

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Albany Medical College Albany, NY
2002 – 2004


  • American Board of Surgery
  • 2003 General Surgery
  • 2006 Vascular Surgery
  • 2008 Advanced Cardiac Life Support