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Carl Tyler Jr., MD


Carl Tyler Jr., MD
Department: Family Medicine
Location: Fairview Hospital
Mail Code Fairview
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Carl V. Tyler, Jr., MD, MS, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical interests include the primary medical care of adults with IDD (intellectual and other developmental disabilities), recognition and primary care of individuals with hereditary cancer syndromes and ambulatory geriatric assessment.

In addition to board certification as a family physician, Dr. Tyler has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and is a Certified Medical Director in Long-term Care (CMD). As Coordinator of Geriatric Education at the Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, he has curricular responsibility for training family medicine residents in the primary care of elders in ambulatory, long-term and home-care settings. He also enjoys teaching a seminar in evidence-based medicine.

Since 2005, Dr. Tyler has been Research Director of the Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Research Network (ClAReN), collaborating with family physicians based at Cleveland Clinic Family Health Centers to research methods to enhance the delivery of primary care. Thus far, ClAReN has focused on issues related to osteoporosis prevention.

Professional Highlights

  • Research Director, Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Research Network

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Research design & Methodology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University of California-Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA USA
Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA


  • Family Medicine- Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Family medicine, geriatric medicine, adult down's syndrome

Awards & Honors

  • Top 100 Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2008
  • Charles Kent Smith MD Faculty Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • Community Leadership Award, Welcome House, Inc., 2006
  • Teacher of the Year, Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, 1999
  • Outstanding Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year, Aultman Family Practice Residency, 1990-1991
  • Recognition as Active Teacher in Family Practice, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1986
  • Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1986
  • Certificate of Award, Mental Health Association of Ohio, 1982

Additional Training

  • Master's Degree, Fellowship in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, concentration in research design and methodology, 1999
  • CMD (Certified Medical Director in Long-term Care), 2001


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • American Association on Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

Treatment & Services

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As of 6/3/2016, Dr. Tyler Jr. has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tyler Jr. receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Trinity Foundation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Serbo-Croatian

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