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The Doctors of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona

Loren L. Faaborg, MD FACOG

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Tyler is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University School of Medicine with a Masters of Health Science and a Physician Assistant Certification.  After graduation he continued his training as Surgical Resident gaining experience in all areas within the Department of Surgery at Duke.  Tyler also has a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
















Education, Publications & Experience

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C


Academic Urology and Urogynecology of Arizona, Physician Assistant; Phoenix, Arizona

October 14, 2003 to Present

  • Credentialed at 8 Phoenix Hospitals, practice at 7 clinic locations, and 1 surgical center.
  • Inpatient consultation, high volume clinic, in-office surgical assisting, First assisting
  • Experience in preforming cystoscopy, stent removal, TRUS guided prostate biopsy

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Duke University Department of Surgery, PA Surgical Residency; Durham, North Carolina

Certificate of completion- to be awarded September 30, 2013

  • Experience in surgical fields of: Plastic surgery, Breast Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck surgery, Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Reconstruction, Trauma, Transplant, Vascular, Gastroenterology, Colorectal, Urology, Pediatric, Cardiothoracic, Surgical intensive care
  • Responsibilities equivalent to Duke Department of General Surgery MD PGY1

Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program; Durham, North Carolina

Master of Health Sciences - May 13, 2012
PA Certificate of Completion - August 3, 2012

  • Clinical experience: Primary Care, Urogynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience - May 2008

  • Minor in Psychology - May 2008
  • Minor in Biology - May 2008

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Nationally Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA), August 2012

North Carolina Medical Board Licensed Physician Assistant, August 2012

DEA Licensed provider, August 2012

Duke University Robotic Surgery certified, January 2013

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider/Basic Life Support Provider

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Professional Organizations

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Member, 2010 - present

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member 2010 - present

North Carolina Medical Society, January 2013

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Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA: Phlebotomist/ Clinical Lab Assistant 2008-2010

  • Proficient pediatric venous access technician
  • Laboratory Central Processing Lead
  • Trained and certified to preform scalp venous access

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President, Eugene A Stead PA Student Society, Duke University 2010-2012

Duke University Fuqua Business School Leadership Summit 2012

AAPA National Conference Upcoming Leaders Seminar 2011

St. Baldrick’s Foundation-Fundraiser Lead Organizer 2011

American Red Cross Blood drive Coordinator 2011

Ride for Kids, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Task Force Team Member 2010

Washington State University Head Coach Intercollegiate Equestrian Team 2008

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Honors and Awards

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Recognition Duke University Medical Center 2012

Patient Satisfaction Acknowledgement Seattle Children’s Hospital 2010

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NC Medical Board Licensed Physician Assistant

AZ Medical Board Licensed Physician Assistant

DEA licensed Physician Assistant

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Credentialed Facilities

Banner Estrella Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

Banner Boswell Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

John C. Lincoln Medical Center; Deer Valley, AZ

West Valley Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Phoenix, AZ

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Prostate Cancer

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da Vinci Robotic

The da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy represents the next revolution in surgery for prostate cancer. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, it allows the surgeon to remove the prostate using small incisions instead of the traditional large incision. For the patient, this typically means less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a quicker return to normal activities after the procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

Meet the Providers


Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Chandan Kundavaram, MD

John Mai, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD


Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD


Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Katie Gillies, MMS, PA-C

Madison Palmer, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jamie Tumbleson, ANP

Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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