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Tye Patchana
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Tye Patchana, DO

Undergraduate: Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 2010

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania 2018

Location: Redlands, California

Year of residency: PGY-4

Languages: English, Thai

Interests of study: Neurotrauma, Neurointerventional Radiology, CT-Perfusion, History of neurosurgery, Leadership in neurosurgery, and Traumatic Brain Injury

I am from the North-Eastern Pennsylvania area and completed a BS in philosophy in 2010 from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In 2012, I completed a masters degree in Biology while studying pathogenic yeast multi-drug resistance genes and influenza virus. From 2012 to 2014 I taught philosophy, anatomy, and biology courses at McCann School of Business and Luzerne County Community College in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. From 2014-2018, I completed medical school in Erie, Pennsylvania and Woodhaven, Michigan and graduated in 2018 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. In July of 2018, I moved out to California to start neurosurgery training. Outside of neurosurgery, I am a bibliophile who loves to travel, and have interests in Zen, philosophy, and languages.

Research labs performed in:
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: 2012 Multi-Drug Resistance in Pathogenic Yeast Candida Glabrata

Procedures practiced: Please see a list of Neurological Surgery Case Log Defined Case Categories, published by ACGME by the review committee for neurological surgery.

Awards and Certifications achieved:

Voted most artistic (Berwick Area Senior High School)— 2003
Dean’s List, Luzerne County Community College— 2009
Dean’s List for College of Science & Engineering (Wilkes University)— 2007
Dean’s List for College of Arts & Humanities (Wilkes University)— 2008
Awarded Commonwealth of University Biologist Grant (CPUB)— 2011
Induction into Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society— 2011
Guest Lecturer on Kantian Metaphysics (Philosophy Course, Luzerne County Community College)— 2012
Student Osteopathic Surgical Association Community Health Scholarship: University of Des Moines, SOSA Conference-2015

Professional memberships:
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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Publications (28)

Recent article categories: Medical Education, Medical Simulation, Neurosurgery

My Professional Societies

American Association of Neurological Surgeons