Wakenda K. Tyler, MD Specialties: Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, Trauma
Additional Locations for Wakenda K. Tyler, MD
- 3959 BroadwayNew York
- 161 Fort Washington AvenueNew York
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- Amida Care
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Fidelis Care
- Local 1199
- Magnacare (National)
- MVP Health Care
- Oxford Health Plans
- VNSNY CHOICE
- Workers Compensation
About Wakenda K. Tyler, MD
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 complete residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, followed by 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.
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Bone and Joint Infections
Bone and Soft Tissue Abnormalities
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Connective Tissue Disease
Metabolic Bone Disease
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery