Medical Director, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital Emergency Department

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. In 2010, Dr. Barrett was awarded a NIH K23 career development award investigating the emergency department management of atrial fibrillation. He has served as a co-investigator on numerous industry and foundation sponsored clinical trials. He is currently supported in part by a CDC/Tennessee Department of Health award for Statewide Opioid Education and NIH/NIDA award for a trial investigating treatment for opioid use disorder. Dr. Barrett has published more than 130 original manuscripts, journal club reviews and abstracts. He currently serves as Medical Director and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. His clinical goals are quality improvement, opioid stewardship, opioid dependence treatment, multidisciplinary patient care pathways, and reimbursement related issues. His research goals are to improve the emergency department (ED) treatment of patients with opioid use disorder, increase use of non-opioid analgesia, management of venous thromboembolism, and risk stratification of ED patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr. Barrett is an Associate Editor and Journal Club Section Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. Tyler serves as an Emergency Medicine Team Physician for the Nashville Predators and Vice-President for the Nashville Youth Hockey League. He is actively involved in promoting education about the dangers of opioids among student-athletes.

Tyler W. Barrett, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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