Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD., is a pediatric neurosurgeon with Dell Children's in Austin, Texas. By working with your child's neurologist, Dr. Tyler-Kabara takes the time to understand your child and their symptoms. Using a complete evaluation with imaging and testing, Dr. Tyler-Kabara creates a personalized care plan which may include surgical and non-surgical options for your child. She specializes in functional neurosurgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery. She pioneered the use of expanded endonasal surgery of the skull base, providing them with a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of a variety of conditions.

Dr. Tyler-Kabara is an associate professor and associate chair of research at Dell Children's Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin, Department of Neurosurgery. She is the chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the co-chief of Pediatric Neuroscience in the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center at Dell Children's.

Dr. Tyler-Kabara is a physician-researcher and has been the principal investigator and participant on many neuroscience clinical studies. She was the co-principal investigator on the grant that initiated the brain-computer interface human trials at the University of Pittsburgh. Her current research focuses on the use of brain computer interfaces to restore function and employ microelectrodes with recording and stimulation techniques within the brain-computer interface to control of neural prosthetics. These studies are conducted in collaboration with the Rehab Neural Engineering Laboratory, combining expertise in engineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation medicine. The work of this research team has been featured on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes, and she has given more than 50 lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. Dr. Tyler-Kabara has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, 15 published book chapters, and 80 published abstracts.
Meet Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD



  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


  • Childrens Hospital of Alabama


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • University of Pittsburgh


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas


  • The American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery


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