Tyler Cymet

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Tyler C. Cymet, D.O., FACOFP (born 1963 Smithtown, New York) is a physician in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, served as an intern at Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center, and performed a Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at Yale University and did additional training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.[1]

Research and publications[edit]

He has done extensive research in musculoskeletal medicine focusing on fibromyalgia,[2] and the structure of the musculoskeletal system and how it affects function.[3] He proposed an explanation for the articular crack (knuckle, neck and other joint sounds) that has caused debate in the medical community. Dr. Cymet's research has shown a potential protective joint effect from joint cracking.[4][5]

He is the author of the Ad Diction Ary, a guide to the slang of the drug subculture written for the medical community to help physicians better comprehend drug addicted patients.[6]

Dr. Cymet has written medical articles on issues of public interest in medicine including why people develop gray hair, and the cause and nature of hiccups. Other areas that Dr. Cymet has researched include: positive and negative effects of exercise, the role of probiotics in medicine, carbohydrates, and obesity.[3][7]

In 2006 he discovered a new syndrome called Erondu–Cymet syndrome.[8]

Medical career[edit]

As of 2006 he is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former President of the Baltimore City Medical Society and Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians.[9][10] Dr. Cymet has also taught at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

He is notable in the medical community for his treatment of anthrax victims during the 2001 anthrax attacks in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area of the United States.[11][12][13][14] This led to many policy changes in how victims of disasters are triaged and treated.

He has also volunteered for humanitarian missions to Guatemala and Haiti with DOCARE.[15] In 2006 he ran for Maryland Democratic State Central Committee in the 11th legislative district.[16] He is currently the Legislative Director for Health Care Policy for Delegate Dan K. Morhaim in the Maryland Legislature.


  1. ^ "AACOM Names Tyler Cymet, DO, Associate Vice President for Medical Education". Aacom.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  2. ^ Brecher, LS; Cymet, TC (2001). "A practical approach to fibromyalgia.". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 101 (4): S12–17. PMID 11392205. 
  3. ^ a b "Cymet TC[Author] - PubMed - NCBI". U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tyler C. Cymet, DO". Osteopathic.org. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. ^ Protopapas, MG; Cymet, TC (2002). "Joint cracking and popping: understanding noises that accompany articular release". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 102 (5): 283–287. PMID 12033758. 
  6. ^ Cymet, T. C. (1992). "'Ad Diction Ary' of drug users' terms". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 92 (4): 433–440, 443–440, 447–440 passim. PMID 1601687. 
  7. ^ "Johns Hopkins University (JHU) - SciVal Experts v3.6". Experts.scival.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  8. ^ Erondu, U. A.; Cymet, T. C. (Winter 2006). "Chromosome 21 abnormalities a review and report of a case of erondu-cymet syndrome". Comprehensive Therapy. 32 (4): 254–260. PMID 17898432. doi:10.1007/BF02698072. 
  9. ^ "Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians". Maops.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  10. ^ "Maryland hospital staffs expect to spend months in Katrina relief efforts - Baltimore Business Journal". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  11. ^ Joshi, SG; Cymet, HB; Kerkvliet, G; Cymet, T (2012-05-24). "Anthrax in America 2001-2003". J Natl Med Assoc. 96 (3): 344–50. PMC 2594885Freely accessible. PMID 15040516. 
  12. ^ Shane, Scott (2005-06-07). "After a Shower of Anthrax, An Illness and a Mystery - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  13. ^ Ralph R. Frerichs. "Testing may not detect anthrax". Ph.ucla.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  14. ^ "Worldandnation: Was anthrax to blame for mail deaths?". Tampa Bay Times. 2002-07-07. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  15. ^ "2011-2012 Board of Trustees". DOCARE International. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Electing Pro-physician Candidates to Congress: Tyler Cymet". American Osteopathic Information Association - Osteopathic Political Action Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-05.