Dr. Tyler-Kabara is part of the Pitt/UPMC research team working on brain-computer interface technology, in which electrode grids pick up brain signals to allow users to move a robot arm with their thoughts, and also studies recovery after brain injury and other topics in neuroscience. In her clinical practice, she performs epilepsy surgery in both adults and children, minimally invasive operations to treat pediatric skull-base tumors, and general pediatric neurosurgery, as well as manages movement disorders in pediatric patients.
A bioengineer and electrical engineer, she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, as well as in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pitt School of Medicine. She completed her internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and trained in pediatric neurosurgery at University of Alabama.
Dr. Tyler-Kabara joined the Pitt faculty in 2005. She received her bachelor's degree in engineering from Duke University in 1989, and her doctorate and medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1997.