Dr. Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Bioengineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Director of the Spasticity and Movement Disorder Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Tyler-Kabara is on the Medical Staff of Children’s Hospital and of UPMC Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals. She is on the Consultant Staff of Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Tyler-Kabara holds a BS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, where she graduated cum laude. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned both her MD and PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University where she graduated in 1997. Following medical school, Dr. Tyler-Kabara first arrived at the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her internship in General Surgery and her residency in Neurological Surgery. She also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dr. Tyler-Kabara is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Compassionate Doctor Award (2010-2013), the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2012), and the Clinical Research Forum’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards (2013).
At the present time, Dr. Tyler-Kabara is pursuing research interests in novel approaches to screen for inflicted childhood neurotrauma, phase 3 of the revolutionizing prosthetics program, and the cortical control of a dextrous prosthetic hand.
View a list of Dr. Tyler-Kabara’s publications here.