Tyler Law, MD

Asst Professor of Anesthesia
What I do: 

Tyler Law joined the Department of Anesthesia as our first Global Health Anesthesia Fellow and as part of the HEAL Initiative Global Health Fellowship

Tyler completed a five-year residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto, and holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Finance from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is interested in the interface between the surgical system and the rest of the health system, and how these interactions can be optimized. His experience in global health is an outgrowth of this interest, and he has published on knowledge translation in developing countries, as well as completed an internship at WHO in Geneva.

Tyler’s clinical activities are based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 

He's excited to be working to expand the contribution of Anesthesia to UCSF's global health work. He's a beginner rock climber and an avid cyclist in Toronto, but Toronto is a fairly flat city, so if anyone has advice on how to survive cycling in San Francisco he'll gladly take it.

Law TJ, Lipnick MS, Morriss W, Gelb AW, Mellin-Olsen J, Filipescu D, Rowles J, Rod P, Khan F, Yazbeck P, Zoumenou E, Ibarra P, Ranatunga K, Bulamba F, Collaborators. The Global Anesthesia Workforce Survey: Updates and Trends in the Anesthesia Workforce. Anesth Analg. 2024 Mar 12.
Leeb G, Auchus I, Law T, Bickler P, Feiner J, Hashi S, Monk E, Igaga E, Bernstein M, Chou YC, Hughes C, Schornack D, Lester J, Moore K, Okunlola O, Fernandez J, Shmuylovich L, Lipnick M. The performance of 11 fingertip pulse oximeters during hypoxemia in healthy human participants with varied, quantified skin pigment. EBioMedicine. 2024 Apr; 102:105051.
Petrucci B, Okerosi S, Patterson RH, Hobday SB, Salano V, Waterworth CJ, Brody RM, Sprow H, Alkire BC, Fagan JJ, Tamir SO, Der C, Bhutta MF, Maina IW, Pang JC, Daudu D, Mukuzi AG, Srinivasan T, Pietrobon CA, Hao SP, Nakku D, Seguya A, Din TF, Mbougo OD, Mokoh LW, Jashek-Ahmed F, Law TJ, Holt EA, Bangesh AH, Zemene Y, Ibekwe TS, Diallo OR, Alvarado J, Mulwafu WK, Fenton JE, Agius AM, Doležal P, Mudekereza ÉA, Mojica KM, Rueda RS, Xu MJ. The Global Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Workforce. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 10 01; 149(10):904-911.
Lilaonitkul M, Zacharia A, Law TJ, Yusuf N, Saria P, Moore J. Evaluation of practice change following SAFE obstetric courses in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2023 Nov; 78(11):1354-1364.
Rose J, Law T. The Madagascar experience: a step forward in population-level evidence to guide national surgical obstetrics and anesthesia planning. Can J Anaesth. 2023 07; 70(7):1117-1122.
Percy S, Sahi S, Bua E, Shamasunder S, Lipnick M, Law T. Living the work: the HEAL Initiative as a model for perioperative health workforce transformation and health equity work. Can J Anaesth. 2023 06; 70(6):968-971.
Fong N, Langnas E, Law T, Reddy M, Lipnick M, Pirracchio R. Availability of information needed to evaluate algorithmic fairness - A systematic review of publicly accessible critical care databases. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2023 10; 42(5):101248.
Law TJ, Stephens D, Wright JG. Surgical wait times and socioeconomic status in a public healthcare system: a retrospective analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 29; 22(1):579.
Law TJ, Rose J, Gelb AW. Initiatives to support rural access to anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2022 06; 69(6):790-791.
Law TJ, Subhedar S, Bulamba F, O'Hara NN, Nabukenya MT, Sendagire C, Hewitt-Smith A, Lipnick MS, Tumukunde J. Factors affecting job choice among physician anesthesia providers in Uganda: a survey of income composition, discrete choice experiment, and implications for the decision to work rurally. Hum Resour Health. 2021 07 28; 19(1):93.
Zha Y, Truché P, Izquierdo E, Zimmerman K, de Izquierdo S, Lipnick MS, Law TJ, Gelb AW, Evans FM. Assessment of Anesthesia Capacity in Public Surgical Hospitals in Guatemala. Anesth Analg. 2021 02 01; 132(2):536-544.
Wollner E, Law T, Sullivan K, Lipnick MS. Why every anesthesia trainee should receive global health equity education. Can J Anaesth. 2020 08; 67(8):924-935.
Wollner E, Nourian MM, Booth W, Conover S, Law T, Lilaonitkul M, Gelb AW, Lipnick MS. Impact of capnography on patient safety in high- and low-income settings: a scoping review. Br J Anaesth. 2020 07; 125(1):e88-e103.
Law TJ, Lipnick M, Joshi M, Rath GP, Gelb AW. The path to safe and accessible anaesthesia care. Indian J Anaesth. 2019 Dec; 63(12):965-971.
Law TJ, Bulamba F, Ochieng JP, Edgcombe H, Thwaites V, Hewitt-Smith A, Zoumenou E, Lilaonitkul M, Gelb AW, Workneh RS, Banguti PM, Bould D, Rod P, Rowles J, Lobo F, Lipnick MS, Global Anesthesia Workforce Study Group. Anesthesia Provider Training and Practice Models: A Survey of Africa. Anesth Analg. 2019 09; 129(3):839-846.
Bulamba F, Sendagire C, Kintu A, Hewitt-Smith A, Musana F, Lilaonitkul M, Ayebale ET, Law T, Dubowitz G, Kituuka O, Lipnick MS. Feasibility of Simulation-Based Medical Education in a Low-Income Country: Challenges and Solutions From a 3-year Pilot Program in Uganda. Simul Healthc. 2019 Apr; 14(2):113-120.
Salcher M, Naci H, Law TJ, Kuehne T, Schubert S, Kelm M, Cardioproof Consortium. Balloon Dilatation and Stenting for Aortic Coarctation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 06; 9(6).
Law TJ, Leistikow NA, Hoofring L, Krumm SK, Neufeld KJ, Needham DM. A survey of nurses' perceptions of the intensive care delirium screening checklist. Dynamics. 2012; 23(4):18-24.
Desai S, Law T, Bienvenu J, Needham D. Psychiatric long-term complications of intensive care unit survivors. Crit Care Med. 2011 Dec; 39(12):2790.
Law T, Lavis J, Hamandi A, Cheung A, El-Jardali F. Climate for evidence-informed health systems: a profile of systematic review production in 41 low- and middle-income countries, 1996-2008. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2012 Jan; 17(1):4-10.
Desai SV, Law TJ, Needham DM. Long-term complications of critical care. Crit Care Med. 2011 Feb; 39(2):371-9.
Ranson K, Law TJ, Bennett S. Establishing health systems financing research priorities in developing countries using a participatory methodology. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jun; 70(12):1933-1942.