Tyler Ball, MD

Neurosurgery Resident

Department of Neurological Surgery

220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1500

Tyler Ball, MD, was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned his bachelor's degree in biological engineering from LSU, graduating summa cum laude in 2010 and was awarded the Edward McLaughlin and University Medals. He went on to graduate medical school from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2014 prior to starting his neurosurgical residency at the University of Louisville.

 He has interests in spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury that ironically stem from his childhood passions of motocross and mountain biking. Having witnessed the life changing injuries all too common in these sports, he became interested in the treatment options for these patients. At the University of Louisville, he has obtained in-depth training on the management of these devastating conditions. He has also spent time investigating the use of epidural stimulation for recovery of function after chronic spinal cord injury. He plans to complete an enfolded fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery under the tutelage of Dr. Joseph Neimat prior to a post-graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Ultimately, he hopes to combine his engineering background with the training he receives in neuromodulation during his residency and fellowship to develop new therapeutic options for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. He also has interests in the surgical treatment of pain, epilepsy, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. In addition to these subspecialty interests, he has interests in spine surgery as well as general neurosurgery and neurocritical care.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, mountain biking, snowboarding, and exploring new places.

Dr. Ball's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.