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Who is Dr. Ty?

Dr. Tyeese L. Gaines wears many hats.

She has experience across the medical profession including patient care, practice management, health literacy, hospital administration, education, and insurance. She is a board-certified emergency physician who stills practices and a full-time physician executive at Humana.



Dr. Ty simultaneously fostered a 20-year career in journalism, public relations and branding. She served as health editor of while owned by NBC for 3 years. Over the years, Dr. Ty has appeared as an on-air medical expert for local, online and national news shows and has written for various online, magazine and newspaper outlets.


With her media agency, Doctor Ty Media, she offers public relations services for physicians and medical practices — including media training, branding, placement into news stories, and ghost-writing.

Dr. Ty also completed a Master of Business Administration degree from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in and incorporates her marketing and entrepreneurship coursework with her coaching.

She also hosts an educational YouTube series geared toward African-American patients, Black America’s Health.


Dr. Ty served in healthcare leadership for a large part of her career. In 2017, she earned certification as a Physician Executive (CPE) from the American Association of Physician Leaders, and a certificate in Urgent Care Management from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCA) in 2018. 


She is a practicing, board-certified emergency medicine & lifestyle medicine physician with years of healthcare management experience.


Dr. Ty previously served as Medical Director & Chairman of the Emergency Department at Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island; Medical Director of UltraMed Urgent Care in Skokie, Illinois; and Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center.


She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was chief resident, and later taught as a clinical instructor.


Honors & Certifications

In 2014, Dr. Ty became a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians, and in 2011 was honored with a Top 40 under 40 award from the National Medical Association.

She speaks at several regional and national meetings each year.


Dr. Gaines currently serves on the HerHealthEq Board of Directors, the Center for the Business of Health Advisory Board, the National Medical Fellowships Alumni Council and the AMA Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability Advisory Board. Previously, she served on the Strategic Planning Council of the Student National Medical Association for 3 years and the American Medical Association’s Minority Affairs Section Governing Council for 7 years, including serving as Chair.


NBC6 | Miami
WAVE3 | Louisville
WCVB-TV | Boston
Newspronet | Miami

Online (MSNBC)


Boston Magazine
New England Press Assn
MD News
Black Reign News


The Get A Life Campaign
Public Media Relations
(Chapter, 2012)
5-Minute Clinical Consult
(Chapters, 2008-2011)

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