We would like to welcome Tyler Pidgeon, MD, who will be joining the Hand Division within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pidgeon is dual-fellowship trained in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery as well as Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.
Tyler grew up in Paradise Valley, AZ; a suburb of Phoenix. He left Arizona to go to Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2007. He was both Summa Cum Laude and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He matriculated to Tufts University School of Medicine, and graduated in 2011 with the following accolades:
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
- Worth F. Bloom Prize for demonstration of a high standard of excellence and level of compassion
- George L. Howland Prize for the best dissection in gross anatomy
After medical school, Tyler matched at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, where he completed five years of orthopaedics residency and a one-year orthopaedic trauma fellowship. During his time at Brown, he received the Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Basic Science Residency Research Award.
Tyler will complete his Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery fellowship at Duke in July 2018. According to Tyler:
"Becoming a faculty member at Duke is a dream-come-true for me. When I interviewed at Duke for fellowship, I was absolutely astonished at how the Duke Hand Surgery division could be objectively one of the best in the world; yet, the faculty were amongst the most approachable and down-to-earth people on the interview trail. Prior to interviewing, I had thought for sure I would end up in New England, where I had lived for the last 14 years. However, I quickly realized that I could not pass up an opportunity to train at Duke.
After rotations with Dr. David Ruch, Dr. Fraser Leversedge, Dr. Suhail Mithani, and Dr. Marc Richard I became enamored with Duke, the hand surgery division, and the Department of Orthopaedics. Furthermore, my wife and I soon realized that the Research Triangle was a wonderful place to live and raise a family. When it became apparent that there was potentially a position opening in the department, I knew that I had to go for it. Signing an offer letter with Duke is by far the highlight of my year and I am elated to join my mentors and begin my practice at an institution I have grown to love."
Tyler likes to spend most of his free time with his wife, Kristina; daughter, Isabelle; and dog, Fenway. He is a big sports fan and enjoys cheering on Boston College, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Phoenix Suns, and Duke. He also enjoy skiing and occasionally surfing.