Tyler CarlLee, MD

I find so much inspiration in helping others get back to normal life.

Dr. Tyler CarlLee is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder, elbow and knee.


Dr. CarlLee was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and is a proud Little Rock Central Tiger. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance.

He completed medical school in Little Rock at UAMS where he was awarded the A.J. Thompson, Ethel Brickey Hicks, Barton Foundation, Class of 1957, Carlton Sturms, Roberta and Dorothy Bowling and Winston K. Shorey Scholarships. He received the Schlumberger, Buchanan Key, Horace Marvin and Whitney Awards for outstanding academic achievement. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during his third year of medical school.


After graduating from UAMS at the top of his class he completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. During residency he received several awards including the Resident Teacher of the Year in 2019 and the Making A Difference Award for Patient Care. He helped take care of the Iowa Hawkeyes collegiate athletic teams while a resident in Iowa.


Following his residency, Dr. CarlLee completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Here he trained with leaders in the field of Sports Medicine and Shouler/Elbow surgery. He worked with the Carolina Panthers professional football team as well as the Charlotte Knights triple-a affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. He also worked with the Charlotte Forty-Niners football and baseball teams and athletes at Davidson College, Queens College, and J. C. Smith College. He was the team physician for West Charlotte High School. 


The most common procedures that Dr. CarlLee performs include knee arthroscopy with meniscus repair, partial meniscectomy, ACL reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair, and labral repair. He also takes care of traumatic injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. He has received unique and focused training in complex procedures of the knee including multi-ligamentous reconstruction, bone re-alignment procedures, cartilage preservation and restoration procedures. Dr. CarlLee has published peer reviewed journal articles, presented research nationally, and has served an editor and reviewer for an orthopaedic journal.


Dr. CarlLee and his family were thrilled with the opportunity to return to Arkansas and join the UAMS team. He is excited to serve the Northwest Arkansas community. 

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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)  https://www.orthoinfo.org

American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (ASES) http://www.ases-assn.org

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) http://www.aana.org/home/for-patients