Katren R. Tyler, M.D.
- Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Wellness and Outreach, Department of Emergency Medince
- Medical Director, Physician Wellness
- Geriatric Fellowship Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Senior Emergency Care Unit Physician Lead
- Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Tyler continues to love the challenges of emergency medicine and helping patients through a difficult day in their life.
Dr. Tyler's clinical interests include geriatric emergency medicine, emergency airway management and physician wellbeing.
Dr. Tyler's research and academic interests mirror her clinical interests, with a focus on airway management, physician wellness and the care of older adults in the emergency department.
M.B.B.S., Flinders University of South Australia 1992
Emergency Medicine, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia 1994-2003
Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2001-2004
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2015
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine,
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Geriatric Society
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Honors and Awards
2019-2020 Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community: Department Award, 2020
2016-2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Departmental Mentoring, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2017
2016-2017 Dean's Team Award for Excellence, Geriatric Fracture Program, 2017
Joseph Epstein Prize (First prize) Emergency Medicine Primary Examination, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 1995
Select Recent Publications
Cushing CH, Holmes JF, Tyler KR. Cervical Spine Injuries in Older Patients with Falls Found on Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Computed Tomography. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Sep 2;22(5):1190-1195. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2021.5.51844. PMID: 34546897; PMCID: PMC8463044.
García-Pintos MF, Erramouspe PJ, Schandera V, Murphy K, McCalla G, Taylor G, Tyler KR, Richards, J R, Laurin EG. (2020) Comparison of Video Versus Direct Laryngoscopy: A Prospective Prehospital Air Medical Services Study. Air Medical Journal. 4 December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2020.10.008
Tyler, KR, Hullick, C, Newton, BA, Adams, CB and Arendts, G. (2020), Emergency department pain management in older patients. Emergency Medicine Australasia. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13562
Rosen T, Liu SW, Cameron-Comasco L, et al. Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowships: Current State of Specialized Training for Emergency Physicians in Optimizing Care for Older Adults. AEM Education and Training. 2020 Feb;4(Suppl 1):S122-S129. doi:10.1002/aet2.10428.
Casey SD, Stevenson DE, Mumma BE, Slee C, Wolinsky PR, Hirsch CH, Tyler K. Emergency Department Pain Management Following Implementation of a Geriatric Hip Fracture Program. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):585-591. doi:10.5811/westjem.2017.3.32853. Epub 2017 Apr 19. PMID:28611877.
Tyler K, Stevenson D. Respiratory Emergencies in Geriatric Patients. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;34(1):39-49. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2015.08.003. PMID:26614240.
Tyler K. Regional Anesthesia in Trauma: A Case-based Approach By Gadsden Jeff, MD. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;21(2):E10. (Media Review).
Bair AE, Caravelli R, Tyler K, Laurin EG. Feasibility of the preoperative Mallampati airway assessment in emergency department patients. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jun;38(5):677-80. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.12.019. Epub 2009 Mar 17. PMID:19297115.
Tyler K. Helping Children Overcome Fear in a Medical Setting: A Guide for Healthcare Professional. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar:17(3): E12-E12. (Media Review).
Tyler K. Resident work hours. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Mar;41(3):427-8. doi:10.1067/mem.2003.91. PMID:12630396.