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Carl Tyler Jr., MD

Carl Tyler Jr., MD
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Title Geriatrics and Research Curriculum Director
Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Serbo-Croatian
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Care
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adult Down Syndrome
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
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About Carl Tyler Jr., MD

Carl V. Tyler, Jr., MD, MSc, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After one-year post-graduate study in psychiatry, he completed 3-year family medicine residency, then practiced in a small group family medicine practice for nearly a decade, where he became interested in the health care needs of vulnerable populations, particularly the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.   

He completed a fellowship with Master's degree in Academic Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University with a focus on medical education in clinical geriatrics and developmental disabilities medicine.  He then completed an NIH-sponsored 3-year fellowship in Practice-Based Research Design and Methodology at Case Western Reserve University.

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 Director of Geriatric Education at the 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.  He also teaches medical students and resident physicians about providing primary care to persons with developmental disabilities.  As a fellowship-trained researcher, he assists resident physicians and faculty in conducting their scholarly work. 


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Research; Aging and Disability
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University of California-Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Fellowship - Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fellowship in Practice-Based Research Design and Methodology- Cancer Control
Cleveland, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship in Practice-Based Research Design and Methodology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship in Academic Family Medicine,  concentration in aging and disability, Case Western Reserve University
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics
  • Certified Medical Director in Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine
  • Certified Wound Care Specialist- Physician

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Developmental Disabilities - Practice-Based Research Network
  • Director, Geriatric Education and Research, Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency


  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Interests

Family medicine, geriatric medicine, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities in adulthood and late life

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


  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/2/2022, 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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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