Professional Biographies

Ryan Tyner, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer

Primary Specialty: Bariatrics

Secondary Specialty: General Surgery

Years With Optum: 10

  • Undergrad School:

    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

  • Medical School:

    Medical Doctor, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

  • Residency:

    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, TX/Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Fellowships:

    Wilford Hall Medical Center. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Special Interests:

Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery including:

  • Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Reflux, Esophageal, and Stomach Surgery
  • Gallbladder, Spleen, and Pancreatic Disease
  • Colon and Rectal Disease, including Diverticulitis and Cancers
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Heartburn and Reflux
Previous Employment:

DaVita Medical Group, Lead Physician, Department of Surgery, Medical Director Surgical Specialties

Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgical Attending, 2010-2012.

General Surgery Attending, Wilford Hall Medical Center/Brooke Army Medical Center, TX, 2008-2012.

Chief Physician, Trauma Director, and Deputy Commander 655th Forward Surgical Team, Forward Operating Base Ghanzi, Afghanistan, 9/2010- 4/2011.

General Surgeon, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, 8/2008- 2/2009.

Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery at UTHSCSA, 12/2009-2012.

Director/Officer in Charge, Wilford Hall Medical Center Breast Cancer Center, 2008-2010.


Board Certified General Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


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