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Kelly M. Tyler, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Department of Surgery
Division of Colorectal Surgery

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Chair, GI Surgical Quality Workgroup, Medical Center

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Surgery at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • UMDNJ/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
    Fellowship, Colorectal Surgery (2006-2007)
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Internship/Residency, General Surgery (2001-2006)
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
    M.D. (1997-2001)
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
    B.A., Molecular Biology (summa cum laude) (1993-1997)

Scholarly Foci

  • Healthcare economics
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Quality in colorectal surgery
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Tyler's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    • Healthcare Economics Committee
      • Chair (2020-present)
    • Governance Committee
      • Member (2021-2024)
    • Professional Outreach Committee
      • Chair and Vice Chair (2017-2020)
    • Member (2007-present)
  • New England Surgical Society
    • Member (2017-present)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
    • Member (2013-present)
  • American College of Surgeons
    • Member (2009-present)
    • Massachusetts Chapter
      • Member (2006-present)
  • New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    • Member (2008-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, Surgical Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate (2018)
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2013)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2009)

Contact Information

Department of Surgery
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated February 2023)