Tyler Kuhk

Tyler Kuhk is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Overlake Medical Center & Clinics – Pulmonary Medicine in Bellevue, Washington. He attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2010. During his undergraduate studies he was the President of the Lakehead University Nursing Association (LUNA) and later became heavily involved in the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) where he served as Ontario Regional Director (2007-2008) and as President (2008-2009). As President he was also a board member of both the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). Tyler began his career at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse, specializing in orthopedics and cardiac-telemetry. He also worked casually in a long-term care facility where he continued to foster an appreciation for gerontology. When the opportunity presented itself to relocate to the Pacific Northwest, Tyler transitioned into the critical care environment for the next six years, practicing in Tacoma, Everett and Bellevue, mainly in the cardiovascular ICU setting. In 2013 he decided to embark on a new journey within nursing and started his Master of Nursing Degree at the University of Toronto in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner stream. During his studies he trained in a variety of settings including inpatient cardiology, inpatient internal medicine and outpatient pulmonology. He graduated in November 2015 and began practicing in outpatient pulmonology in April 2016. His main areas of clinical interest include chronic cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. In his spare time, Tyler loves to travel, hike and stand-up paddle board.