Dr. Tynus is an Internist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the department of Internal Medicine.
She's had a long career in academic medicine prior to joining NMH, leading a successful residency program for 13 years and has received Gold and Silver Apple teaching awards. Dr. Tynus currently co-chairs the Council of Transitional Year Program directors and, in 2010, was appointed to the American Board of Internal Medicine Test Writing Committee.
Active in organized medicine, Dr. Tynus serves as Chairman of Council for the Chicago Medical Society and is a delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society House of Delegates. She is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and currently chairs the Education Committee for the ACP's Northern Illinois Chapter.
After graduating from Northwestern University, majoring in speech and communications, Dr. Tynus earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois. She then completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University.
Her research interests include barriers to breast cancer screening and helping medical students improve their history taking skills. In 2005, she contributed to an article published in the journal,
, titled "Chest Compression Rates During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are Suboptimal".
In addition to regularly volunteering at Chicago's Community Health Center, Dr. Tynus' community service history includes health fairs and lectures to community groups on hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis.