Tyler Reynolds, MD, has spent his career helping people when they need it most—on the battlefield and in the operating room. After completing his general surgery training and a year of research in vascular surgery in California, Dr. Reynolds decided to concentrate on general surgery in a unique setting—by serving with the U.S. Air Force. After being stationed in Germany with his wife, Bethany, during which time they had their son, Levi, Dr. Reynolds deployed to Afghanistan and countries in Africa, where he served in an eight-person mobile surgical unit.
When his wife was accepted into a master’s program in Atlanta, Dr. Reynolds found a new home at DeKalb Medical. “I immediately felt it was a good fit. The smaller size reminded me of the tightly knit group of people I worked with in the Air Force while being large enough to support everything I want to do,” he said.
Dr. Reynolds said he most enjoys the chance to see a wide variety of cases at DeKalb General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, but also, because of the atmosphere, he really gets to know his patients and colleagues. To increase his impact, Dr. Reynolds and his wife also give at the Founders’ Circle level, which recognizes those who pledge $10,000 or more. “We truly believe DeKalb Medical is making a positive impact in our community,” he said. “The Foundation makes it very easy to contribute and be a part of a greater story.”