Tyler Barrett, MD

Tyler Barrett, MD

Medical Director and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine


Dr. Tyler W. Barrett obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor followed by his doctorate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He completed an Emergency Medicine residency and chief resident year at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005.  Dr. Barrett then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  In 2008, he was awarded an institutional research development grant and obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree in 2010.  He currently serves as Medical Director and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. His clinical goals are quality improvement, multidisciplinary patient care pathways, and reimbursement related issues.  His research goals are to improve the emergency department management of atrial fibrillation utilizing risk stratification to augment physician decision-making. Tyler serves as an Emergency Medicine Team Physician for the Nashville Predators and on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Youth Hockey League. When not at the hospital, Tyler spends time with his wife, Kelly, and 2 boys, Ryan and Jack, at their various school and sporting events.