Wakenda K. Tyler, MD, MPH

Expertise in: 
Trauma, Orthopedic Oncology
Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Orthopedic Oncology Service

Wakenda K. Tyler, MD – Orthopedic Oncologist

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-4565

Location(s)

CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
New Patient Appointments:
212-305-4565
Primary
Manhattan - 590 5th Avenue Office
590 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Research

Grants

UTILIZATION OF EYE-TRACKING TECHNOLOGY IN ORTHOPAEDIC ONCOLOGY (Private)

Jan 1 2019 - Dec 31 2019