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Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor, DO

Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonology

"What I tell patients is that I work for them; we’re in search of a common goal. I give them the knowledge they need and support them in their health care decisions. My philosophy is honesty so I can garner trust between the patient and me."

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About Me

A mission trip to Africa with his physician father helped a young Matthew Taylor, DO, realize that one of the best ways to make an impact in a person’s life is through medicine.

Today, Dr. Taylor honors the memory of his father by caring for patients at Avera Medical Group Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD.

“What I like about being a physician is that I get to hear stories from people that they don’t feel comfortable telling anyone else,” said Dr. Taylor. “People are vulnerable with you, and you get to hear so much of their lives even though they never met you before.”

Expert Care in Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

As an expert in respiratory and pulmonology and sleep medicine, Dr. Taylor treats a variety of conditions related to the intricate structures that help you breathe. Trust him for thorough and compassionate care for:

  • Interstitial lung disease (scarring of the lung)
  • Respiratory symptoms, such as breathlessness, tight chest or wheezing.
  • Respiratory symptoms related to post-COVID-19 syndrome
  • Pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, COPD, infections and edema

Active Lifestyle

When he’s not at work, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife (and their energetic golden retriever) by going on walks or finding a great trail to hike. As for personal interests, he likes to bike, lift weights and run.

“I’m also an avid Chicago Bears fan, which might get me some ‘boos!’” he said, and looks forward to attending their games.

Personal Interests

International travel, indoor and outdoor road cycling, and Chicago sports.



Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA, Medical School


University of Iowa Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, Internal Medicine


University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Honors, Awards, etc.

Chief Pulmonary Fellow, 2021- Present
For leadership, teaching, and clinical skills for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Outstanding Senior Internal Medicine Resident, 2019
For leadership, teaching, and clinical skills.

Des Moines University Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
2018 recipient voted by Des Moines University medical students.

Sigma Sigma Pi, 2014
Awarded to the top 25% of medical students based on academics, leadership, and service.

Silver Touch Service Award, 2013-2015
Awarded to students that complete 50 or more hours of community service per year.

John C. Wengatz Christian Service Award, 2011
Awarded to the top male senior student based on leadership and service.

Summa Cum Laude, 2011
Taylor University.

Leadership Scholar, 2007-2011
Selected as a student to meet with the college president for bimonthly leadership seminars.


American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care (eligible)

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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