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Wakenda K. Tyler, MD

Wakenda K. Tyler, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Chief, Orthopedic Oncology Service


Office: 212-305-9192 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622



Wakenda K. Tyler, MD, MPH specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the bones and soft tissues in patients of all ages. As a musculoskeletal oncologist, Dr. Tyler’s practice is focused on the non-operative and operative management of primary soft tissue and bone cancers, sarcomas, and metastatic bone cancer. Dr. Tyler’s goal is to provide compassionate surgical care that achieves cure of cancer whenever possible by leveraging the latest advances in non-operative management, minimally invasive, and reconstructive surgical techniques. When cure is not possible she strives to achieve pain control and improve function as best as possible for every patient.

Dr. Tyler earned her medical degree from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she also received a masters degree in public health. She went on to completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Following her residency training, Dr. Tyler completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

As an active physician scientist, Dr. Tyler’s research interests overlap with her clinical practice and center around the treatment of patients with bone and soft tissue tumors and conditions that lead to osteolysis (bone destruction as a result of implant wear and loosening or presence of a tumor). She has written medical journal articles on several bone diseases, the effectiveness of medication in penetrating to the site of bone grafts, and the strength of the bone and prosthesis union.


Education

1993-1997Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Millersville University, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2000-2001Masters in Public Health
The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
1997-2002Doctor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Postdoctoral Training

2002-2007Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
2007-2009Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Licensure

  •    New York

Board Certification

  •    Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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