D. S. Tyler

Duke University, USA

Douglas S. Tyler is currently a Professor of surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tyler completed his undergraduate education in 1981 at Dartmouth College, and received his medical degree in 1985 from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Tyler started his training at Duke in the General Surgery Residency program under the direction of Dr. David C. Sabiston Jr. in 1985. Upon completion of his training, he spent 2 years at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center within its Surgical Oncology Fellowship before being recruited back to Duke in 1994. Dr. Tyler's clinical practice focuses on GI cancers and melanoma. Since 1997, he has been a Member of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2000, he was elected the Head of the Section of Surgical Oncology in General Surgery and in 2001 he was the Medical Director of the Surgical Oncology Clinic. In 2003, he was the Chief of the Surgical Services at the Durham VAMC, and in 2004 he was a Vice Chairman within the Department of Surgery at Duke. As a Vice Chairman, Dr. Tyler integrates VA services with Duke and is a Member of the Departments Compensation Committee. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and runs a funded research laboratory that focuses on novel strategies to overcome tumor chemoresistance as it pertains to regional melanoma therapy. Dr. Tyler also runs one of the largest regional chemotherapy treatment and clinical research programs in the country. He is currently the PI on several phase I regional therapy trials in melanoma. Nationally, Dr. Tyler is currently on the Executive Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology and a member of numerous other societies including the American Surgical Association and the Society of Clinical Surgery. He is also active in teaching both residents and medical students for which he won the David C. Sabiston Teaching Award twice (in 1998 and 2007) and the Davison Medical Student Teaching Award (in 1999).

Biography Updated on 21 April 2008

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