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Wakenda K. Tyler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma, Orthopedic Oncology, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - 590 5th Avenue

590 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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CUIMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
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CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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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.


Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Specialties & Expertise

  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Abnormalities
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Diseases
  • Bone Tumors
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Joint Pain
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Education

  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC
  • Chief, Orthopedic Oncology Service

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

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