Gary Tye, MD Curriculum Vitae

"Neurosurgery thrilled me because of the procedures and critical care medicine involved, but I became involved with pediatric neurosurgery after participating in mission trips and seeing the value and experiencing the delight that comes from taking care of kids."

Dr. Gary Tye

(757) 668-7990
Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Dr. Tye received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in neurosurgery. After serving as chief resident in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU, Dr. Tye completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Tye has been an attending pediatric neurosurgeon for 10 years and has extensive clinical experience in pediatric brain tumors, craniofacial anomalies, epilepsy surgery and hydrocephalus. He has lectured regionally and internationally on pediatric neurosurgical topics.

Dr. Tye has participated in medical mission work for more than a decade in South American countries, including Honduras and Guatemala. He currently leads a team to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the spring and Honduras in the fall.

Clinical Interests
Research Areas
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2016
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015
  • Voted one of the Top Docs for neurosurgery in Richmond by Richmond Magazine (2010-2014)
Community involvement
  • Shady Grove YMCA
  • YMCA Soccer coach
  • Y Guides
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Vega, RA, Lyon C, Kierce JF, Tye GW, Ritter AM, Rhodes JL: Minimizing Transfusion Requirements for Children Undergoing Craniosynostosis Repair:
The CHoR Protocol. JNS Peds, May 2014 Epub ahead of print.

Watson JC, Tye GW, Ward JD: Delayed repair of myelomeningoceles. World Neurosurgery, Feb 2014; 81(2):428-30. Jan 8. Doi:pii S1878-8750 (13)0000701-5).

Chadwick K, Moore J, Tye GW, Coelho DH: Management of Cochlear Implants and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts, Cochlear Implants International, Oct 18, 2013. E pub ahead of print.

Vega R, Buscher MG, Gonalez M, Tye GW: Sonographic Localization of a Nonpalpable Shunt: Ultrasound-assisted ventricular shunt tap
Surgical Neurology International, Aug6;4:101 2013.

Conley A, Cho BE, Tye GW, Fuller CE, Rhodes JL: Giant Cell Reparative Granulom of the Pediatric Cranium: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Child Nervous System, March 2014, vol30, Issue 3, pp521-526.

Cho BH, Tye GW, Fuller CE, Rhodes JL: Desmoplastic Fibroma of the Pediatric Cranium: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Child Nervous System Dec 2013;29(12):2311-5, Epub ahead of print, June 2013

Unkel JH, Edwards JS, Piscitelli WP Tye GW: Dental surgery and anesthetic precautions of a patient with Down Syndrome and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: a case report. Pediatric Dentistry, 2012;34(7):517-20)

Zang S, Ridder T, Tye GW, Rhodes, J: Threatened ventriculostomy shunt exposure – Augmenting native soft tissue coverage with Acellular Dermal Matrix Graft (Alloderm). J Neurosurg Pediatric, 2012 Oct 10 (4):324-6.

Seinfeld SA, Tye GW, Morton LD: Epilepsy Surgery in a Patient with Dandy-Walker Variant. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 2012 (2) 125-128)

Tang Y, Yacoub A, Hamed H, Poklepovic A, Tye GW, Grant S, Dent P: Sorafenib and HDAC inhibitors synergize to kill CNS tumor cells. Cancer Biol Ther, 2012 May 1;13(7): 567-74. Epub 2012 May 1.

Huddle L, Fuller C, Powell T, Hiemenga JA, Yan J, Deuell B, Lyders EM, Bodurtha JM, , Papenhausen PR, Jackson-Cook CK, Pandya A, Jaworski M, Tye GW, Ritter AM: Intraventricular Twin Fetuses in Fetu: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Neurosurger Pediatric, 2012 Jan;9(1):17-23.

Mitchell C, Hamed H, Cruickshanks N, Tang Y, Bareford M, Hubbard N, Tye G, Yacoub A, Dai Y, Grant S, Dent P: Simultaneous exposure of transformed cells to SRC family inhibitors and CHK1 inhibitors causes cell death. Cancer Biol Ther. 2011 Aug 1;12(3):215-28. Epub 2011 Aug 1.

Bareford MD, Park MA, Yacoub A, Hamed H, Tang Y, Cruickshanks N, Eulitt P, Hubbard N, Tye GW, Burrow ME, Fisher PB, Moran RG, Nephew KP, Grant S, Dent P: Sorafenib enhances pemetrexed cytotoxicity through an autophagy-dependent mechanism in cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2011 Jul 15;71(14):4955-67. Epub 2011 May 27.

Park M, Mitchell C, Hamed HA, Cruickshanks N, Dash R, Allegood J, Dmitriev IP, Tye G, Ogretmen B, Spiegel S, Yacoub A, Grant S, Curiel DT, Fisher PB, Dent P: A serotype 5/3 adenovirus expressing MDA-7/IL-24 infects renal carcinoma cell and promotes toxicity of agents that increase ROS and ceramide levels. Mol Pharmacol. 2011 Mar;79(3):368-80. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Kumar A, Fillmore H, Kadian R, Broaddus WC, Tye GW, VanMeter TE: The alkylphospholipid perifosine induces apoptosis and p21-medidated cell cycle arrest in medulloblastoma. Mol Cancer Res 2009; 7(11). November 2009.

Mainthia, R, Tye GW, Shapiro J, Doppenberg EMR, Ward JD:
A model for neurosurgical humanitarian aid based on 12 years of medical trips to South and Central America. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 4(1):4-9.

Yang F, Van Meter TE, Buettner R, Hedvat M, Liang W, Kowolik C, Mepani N, Mirosevich J, Nam S, Chen MY, Tye GW, Kirshbaum M, Jove R: Sorafenib inhibits signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 signaling associated with growth arrest and apoptosis of medulloblastomas. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2008; 7(11):3519-26.

Tashjian V, Doppenberg E, Lyders E, Broaddus WC, Pavot P, Tye GW, Lui AY, Perez J, Ghatak N: Diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester Disease with CT-Guided Stereotactic Biopsy of a Caudate Lesion. J Neurosurgery. Vol 101, p521-527. 2004

Tye GW, Graham RS, Broaddus WC, Young HF: Graft Subsidence after Instrumented-Assisted Anterior Cervical Fusion. J Neurosurgery. Vol 97(2suppl): p186-92. 2002

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