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 an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He was awarded the 2010-11 Emergency Medicine Foundation Young Investigator Award and is supported as principal investigator by a NHLBI K23 award.
His research goals are to improve the emergency department management of atrial fibrillation utilizing risk stratification to augment physician decision-making, and develop personalized treatment protocols. His Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Outcome Risk Determination (AFFORD) study (NCT01138644) enrolled the largest single center, emergency department based, prospective cohort of patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in the United States.
He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts. Dr. Barrett serves on the editorial board of Annals of Emergency Medicine. He was selected as a Fellow of The American College of Emergency Physicians in 2008.
Dr. Barrett has been a member of the Heart Rhythm Society since 2011 and awarded Fellowship in the Heart Rhythm Society in 2014.