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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
Surgeon No
Lakewood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Lakewood Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Medicine
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Pediatric Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adult Down Syndrome
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Alzheimer's
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 30 Specialties +


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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 School of Medicine
Clinical Research; Aging and Disability
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH

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

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

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

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 - Geriatric Medicine
  • Family 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

See publications for Carl Tyler Jr., MD.

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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 4/23/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

99 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Tyler and his staff constantly go above and beyond for me. Caring is an understatement for him.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

I love my doctor!! Dr Tyler is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Tyler is knowledgeable and respectful. Easily one of the best doctors at the clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Excellent doctor who listens to his patients and takes their concerns seriously.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Tyler is a very good doctor who also goes above & beyond in caring for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Great experience with Dr. Tyler

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Tyler is an extraordinary physician. He's the best I've ever had - intelligent, thorough, kind, knowledgeable, and everything you could want in your general physician.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Tyler is so well loved and trusted by the disability community that he is the only one we want our children to see. If something comes up unexpectedly with our children, we often cannot get in to see him right away.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I liked the fact that I could take my child up to the third floor to get a blood test right after the appointment with Dr. Tyler. So much better than having to go to a different building and sit and have to wait for the test. That afternoon I had a response from the doctor's office on what the issue was and what I needed to do about it. Great experience.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Tyler is an excellent physician. He is caring, thoughtful, very knowledgeable, and obviously passionate about what he does.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Tyler is the best doctor I have ever worked with. He is so caring and explains every detail of what is going on with my brother.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Tayler is the best

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Carl Tyler is always friendly, smiling, courteous, and very professional. He is the best listener and responds to any questions or concerns I have about my health. His answers are always clear and I am able to understand what he is saying. He explains medical terms which I usually am not familiar with so that I can easily understand them. I am so very happy that I am able to have him as my primary physician.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Tyler is the best doctor at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Tyler is a caring physician of the highest caliber and he always makes me feel he is thinking about my care personally.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Tyler is one of the best doctors in the world. Very kind, caring and compassionate. He listens to you, answers your questions and does what is best for you. When a sick person comes to visit a doctor they don't need someone mean, abrupt and someone that doesn't listen. Your just in and out and your problem isn't solved. They need someone like Dr Tyler who actually cares for you and you are comfortable to tell him how you feel knowing that he is going to do his best to help you. I wish more people were like Dr Tyler. MAY JESUS CHRIST BLESS HIM.AND ALL DOCTORS THAT ARE LIKE HIM THAT ACTUALLY CARE.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I always have great respect for Dr Tyler. He listens to our issues and care about Candice needs.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Tyler has many outstanding qualities that surpass other doctors but his most outstanding ability is to provide confidence that together there is a path to maximize the best way to improve my health issues!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Tyler is the best of the Cleveland Clinic and the medical profession.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Tyler is the best there is!!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Tyler is absolutely wonderful. He has an awesome "bedside manner" and he explains things and language that I can understand.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Carl Tyler is an Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

My exam was very thorough and very professional. Dr. Tyler explained my medical condition and test results in detail and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Tyler is the best of the best and I am blessed to have him.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Tyler is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Tyler always is caring and tries to think strongly about what you are saying.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Our family loves Dr. Tyler. He shows genuine concern for any concerns we may have during an appointment. He listens closely, makes suggestions and follows through.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I feel Dr Tyler is the best doctor we have ever worked with for my brother Bobby who is a Downs with dementia

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