Tyler J. Luftus, MD

Tyler J Loftus

Tyler J Loftus MD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5670
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100286
Physical Address:

Tyler Loftus, MD, is an assistant professor with the UF Department of Surgery and an acute care surgeon at UF Health Shands. Graduating magna cum laude from Clemson University, Dr. Loftus received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2008. Continuing his education in South Carolina, he obtained his doctorate in medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

In 2012, Dr. Loftus started his residency in general surgery at UF Health Department of Surgery and became the administrative chief resident in 2018. After completing an NIH-sponsored research fellowship in the Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center, Dr. Loftus continues to further his education working toward a PhD in Biomedical Informatics through the UF College of Medicine.

His peer-reviewed publications and research presentations at national and international meetings have evolved from translational science focusing on bone marrow failure and anemia after traumatic injury to data science focusing on machine learning to augment personalized, patient-centered decision-making. Dr. Loftus is the Associate Director of Research for the University of Florida Intelligent Critical Care Center.

Additionally, Dr. Loftus is interested in medical student and resident education and technical skills development and advancing trauma care through the Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma and Advanced Trauma Operative Management curricula and as Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and Director of the Technical Skills Training Program.

  • Surgical Resident's Award
    2019 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
  • Quality Hero Award
    2019 · University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award
    2019 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
  • First Place in the Surgical Skills Competition
    2017 · American College of Surgeons
  • Hugh M. Hill Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
    2016 · University of Florida
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Inductee
    2015 · University of Florida
  • Ray Bierstedt Memorial Award in Recognition of the Outstanding Surgical Intern
    2013 · University of Florida
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee
    2012 · Medical University of South Carolina
  • American Board of Surgery Certifying Examination
    American Board of Surgery
  • Licensed Physician
    State of Florida
Clinical Interests:
  • Abdominal exploration
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Bleeding
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cholangitis
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Neck dissection
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Robotic surgery
  • Traumatic Injury
Research Interests:
  • augmented surgical decision-making
  • machine learning for predictive analytics
  • patient phenotyping
  • Apr 2022 – May 2022
    Aligning Patient Acuity with Triage Destination after Major Surgery
    UF FOUNDATION · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2020 ACTIVE
    Aligning Patient Acuity with Intensity of Care after Surgery
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS · Principal Investigator
  • 2019-2020
    Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care
    University of Florida
  • 2015-2017
    Research Fellowship, Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center
    University of Florida
  • 2012-2019
    Residency, General Surgery
    University of Florida
  • 2008-2012
    Medical Degree
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2004-2008
    Bachelor of Science
    Clemson University
  • Critical Care Surgery