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Harmony Tyner,MD

Primary Service
  • Infectious Diseases

Additional Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Hospital Molecular Epidemiology University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Internal Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Infectious Diseases Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN

Board certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Philosophy of care
“Every human life is equally valuable and precious and merits my very best at every interaction."

Why Dr. Tyner went into medicine
“I watched the movie “And the Band Played On” and wanted to have the passion and creativity of Don Francis, the dedication of Albert Schweitzer, and the compassion and patience of Paul Brand. It’s worth it to see people live their lives to the fullest."

Favorite advice to give to patients
“Find a health care provider that makes you feel heard and listened to, with whom you can speak freely."

Baxter, MN

While in medical school, Dr. Tyner volunteered with No One Dies Alone, Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan Bethany homes, as well as in neighborhood clinics.

"I love anything outdoors in any season: backpacking, running, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, etc. I also am involved in my church and volunteer with the local at-risk populations, particularly the homeless or unstably housed."

Professional Interests
"I was trained as an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan before going to medical school and trained as a Clinician Investigator at the Mayo Clinic during residency and fellowship. While my current practice currently is largely clinical, my years at the bench and designing studies made me aware of possibilities and willing to think outside the box. I am interested in research that benefits the under-served including HIV, Hepatitis C, and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

My clinical interests cover the entire range of infectious diseases, viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, prion, and envenomation/intoxications, as well as complex infection management, and infections in the immunocompromised host. I also have an interest in medical mysteries, difficult-to-diagnose symptoms, and difficult-to-treat infections.

I love learning and teaching. I view every interaction with patients as a teaching opportunity; an opportunity for them to become informed about their own experiences, and I recognize every day as an opportunity to learn something new for my own practice. I also lecture on a wide range of topics at local colleges and universities and have students rotate with me throughout the year, and occasionally am a guest with local organizations about select topics."

Mangan Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2013

AMA Research Symposium, Clinical Medicine category, Resident and Fellow category poster winner, 2014

ICAAC Infectious Disease Fellow’s Grant recipient, 2014

Young Investigator Research Symposium Distinguished Poster Award for Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, John W. Wilson, MD. Fifteen-year clinical experience with Mycobacterium haemophilum at the Mayo Clinic: A case series. Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases.2017 August. 8:26-32.

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, Robin Patel, MD. Propionibacterium acnes Biofilm—A Sanctuary for Staphylococcus aureus? Anaerobe. 2016 May 27;40:63-67.

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, Abinash Virk, MD, Ahmad Nassr, MD, Raymund Razonable, MD. Mycoplasma hominis Vertebral Spine Infection: Case Report and a Review of Infections of Bone and Joints. J Infect Chemother. 2016 May 24.

Brendan Wanta, MD, Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, John Bohman, MD,Larry Baddour, MD. Successful Treatment of Refractory Hypoxemia Secondary to Pulmonary Histoplasmosis Using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support. A A Case Rep. 2016 Jun 1.

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, Larry Baddour, MD. 26-Year-Old Man with Nausea, Delirium, and Fever. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2016.

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, Robin Patel, MD. Hyaluronidase in Clinical Isolates of Propionibacterium acnes. International Journal of Bacteriology. 2015;2015:218918.

Cassandra L. Brinkman, PhD,Harmony Tyner, MD, MPH, Suzannah Schmidt-Malan,Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Robin Patel, MD. Disappearence of rifampin resistance in a rat model of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus foreign body osteomyelitis; causes and implications. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.2015.

Harmony L. Tyner, MD, MPH, Patrick M. Schlievert, PhD, Larry M. Baddour, MD. Beta-hemolytic streptococcal erythroderma syndrome: a clinical and pathogenic analysis. Am J Med Sci. 2011;342(4):343-4.

Benjamin R. Kipp, PhD, Harmony L. Tyner, MPH, Kevin C. Halling, MD, PhD, and Jun Zhang, MD et al. Chromosomal Alterations Detected by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization in Urothelial Carcinoma and Rarer Histologic Variants of Bladder Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol 2008;130:552-559.