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Neurosurgeon by day – rock star by night: Dr. Gary Tye appointed chief of neurosurgery
December 04, 2020
Dr. Gary Tye, chief of pediatric neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon Dr. TyeIt is with great excitement that we share Dr. Gary Tye’s appointment as chief of pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Tye will be pivotal in the growth of our neurosciences programs and our work towards becoming a national leader in US News and World Report’s top children’s hospitals rankings.

Dr. Tye first joined the VCU team more than 20 years ago as a medical student. He also completed his residency at VCU, followed by fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tye’s surgical expertise spans all areas of neurosurgery, including brain tumors, congenital spine issues and epilepsy surgery. He also partners with our craniofacial care team and multispecialty clinics for spasticity and spina bifida to provide comprehensive care for kids with complex conditions. Dr. Tye has a long history of caring for children in Virginia – and across the globe. He has completed dozens of mission trips to Central America and the Caribbean with World Pediatric Project, saving and improving the lives of many children.

Dr. Tye is an accomplished surgeon and dedicated leader who is well-respected by his colleagues across all disciplines. He’s known among his peers and patient families for his comforting presence, quiet confidence and unwavering compassion. Dr. Tye maintains a 4-star Press Ganey rating and is consistently named in the Richmond Top Docs survey.

When he's not at the hospital, Dr. Tye can be found tuning up his six-string, cranking up the amp and rocking out with his band. When families turn to Dr. Tye, they know they'll get the life-changing care they need, and a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

Watch Alexa’s story to see how Dr. Tye and our team inspired her career in neurosurgery nursing at VCU Medical Center

Go behind the scenes to learn more about Dr. Tye

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