Gary W. Tye, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Gary W. Tye, M.D.

Department: Neurosurgery


Medical School

VCU School of Medicine



VCU Medical Center



Cincinnati Children's Hospital



Masters in physical therapy: Old Dominion University



Center for Craniofacial Care


Spasticity Clinic

Spina Bifida



Children's Pavilion

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)


Board Certifications


Pediatric Neurosurgery


Clinical Interest

Brain tumors

Congenital spine issues

Epilepsy surgery


Tethered cord


Research Interests

Brain tumors


Recent Publications

Vega RA, Hidlay DT, Tye GW , Fuller CE, Rhodes JL: Intradiploic Dermoid Cyst of the Lateral Frontotemporal Skull: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Neurosurg, July 2014 (Epub ahead of print)

Vega, RA, Lyon C, Kierce JF, Tye GW, Ritter AM, Rhodes JL: Minimizing Transfusion Requirements for Children Undergoing Craniosynostosis Repair:

The CHoR Protocol. JNS Peds, Aug 2014. 14(2):190-5.

Chadwick K, Moore J, Tye GW, Coelho DH: Management of Cochlear Implants and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts, Cochlear Implants International, July 2014. 15(4): 185-90.

Watson JC, Tye GW, Ward JD: Delayed repair of myelomeningoceles. World Neurosurgery, Feb 2014; 81(2):428-30. Jan 8. Doi:pii S1878-8750 (13)0000701-5).

Vega R, Buscher MG, Gonalez M, Tye GW: Sonographic Localization of a Nonpalpable Shunt: Ultrasound-assisted ventricular shunt tap

Surgical Neurology International, Aug6;4:101 2013.

Conley A, Cho BE, Tye GW, Fuller CE, Rhodes JL: Giant Cell Reparative Granulom of the Pediatric Cranium: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Child Nervous System, March 2014, vol30, Issue 3, pp521-526.

Cho BH, Tye GW, Fuller CE, Rhodes JL: Desmoplastic Fibroma of the Pediatric Cranium: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Child Nervous System Dec 2013;29(12):2311-5, Epub ahead of print, June 2013

Unkel JH, Edwards JS, Piscitelli WP Tye GW: Dental surgery and anesthetic precautions of a patient with Down Syndrome and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: a case report. Pediatric Dentistry, 2012;34(7):517-20)

Zang S, Ridder T, Tye GW, Rhodes, J: Threatened ventriculostomy shunt exposure – Augmenting native soft tissue coverage with Acellular Dermal Matrix Graft (Alloderm). J Neurosurg Pediatric, 2012 Oct 10 (4):324-6.

Seinfeld SA, Tye GW, Morton LD: Epilepsy Surgery in a Patient with Dandy-Walker Variant. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 2012 (2) 125-128)



Dr. Gary Tye re-joined in the VCU faculty in 2017. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Tye was named a 'Top Doc' in the Coastal Virginia region from 2015 to 2017 and a Richmond 'Top Doc' from 2010 to 2015.

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