Tyler Goettl, MD

Tyler Goettl

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MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

BS, Biology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Hometown: St. Clair, Minnesota
Undergrad: University of Minnesota
Awards: 2014 - Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013 - Lillian Repesh Scholarship Recipient
Medical Interests: Rural general surgery, acute care surgery, medical education
Hobbies/Interests: Canoeing, kayaking, camping, traveling, movies, TV shows, Minnesota professional sports, University of MN sports
Why I chose Minnesota: The University of Minnesota General Surgery (Rural) program is the perfect hybrid of an early academic, quaternary care clinical experience coupled with chief resident level "bread and butter" community general surgery. With two main locations (Twin Cities and Duluth), this rural surgery program is logistically and clinically the best program that I researched to provide the training I need to comfortably enter practice in any setting.

Global Experiences:

  1. Medical internship in Kenya 2009
  2. UROP research in Ecuador 2010




  1. Lyng J, Goettl TG. A retrospective review of the indications, dose, and outcome effects of ketamine use in a large urban/rural ground and air EMS system. 2014.
  2. Harmon JV, Weinhaus A, Bauman B, Goettl TG. Clinical anatomy and operative technique for inguinal hernia and nerve sheath tumor. 2014.

Poster Presentations:

  1. Goettl TG, Westra R. Improving weight loss outcomes using electronic calorie counting applications. 2015.
  2. Goettl TG, Butcher S, Allison K. Community involvement to prevent adolescent pregnancy in Muisne, Ecuador. 2011.