COVID Update: Masks are still required in health care settings, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Also, Scripps does not provide COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic patients. See FAQs.

COVID-19 update:

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or are looking to be tested, please use our free symptom checker. Do not schedule an in-person appointment.

John Tyner, MD

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults

Contact

9898 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Get directions
Phone Number
858-824-5363
Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Expertise

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Languages

  • English

Biography

John (Jeff) Tyner, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and division head of cardiothoracic/cardiovascular surgery at Scripps Green Hospital. His practice encompasses adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tyner’s interests include multi-arterial grafting for coronary artery bypass (CABG) patients, minimally invasive approaches to aortic and mitral valve surgery, transcatheter aortic/mitral valve replacement, and surgery for aortic aneurysms. His expertise in general thoracic surgery includes minimally invasive esohphagogastrectomy for esophageal cancer, video-assisted lung and mediastinal surgery, as well as left atrial appendage clip placement for patients with atrial fibrillation.


Dr. Tyner received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency in general surgery at Parkland Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He also completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and served as a clinical fellow in esophageal surgery at Queen Mary Hospital at the University of Hong Kong.


Dr. Tyner believes in an unhurried, full discussion regarding not just the operative procedure, but also the reasons for surgery and what to expect post-operatively. When not in the hospital, he enjoys swimming, running and spending time with his family.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 1993
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1989

Medical Education

  • Emory University School of Medicine, MD, 1979

Residencies

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Residency, General Surgery, 1984

Fellowships

  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery, 1987
  • Queen Mary Hospital, Clinical Research, 1986
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1985

If you see an error or omission on a provider’s profile page, please contact us.