Tyler Durns, MD
Dr. Durns’ expertise includes civil and criminal competency, insanity, violence and suicide risk assessment, undue influence, psychological autopsy, psychiatric injury and disability, and medical malpractice. Currently, Dr. Durns treats the severely mentally ill in both the inpatient and outpatient settings at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute through the University of Utah. He provides psychotherapeutic and medication management for a variety of mental disorders including but not limited to treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress and other trauma related disorders, borderline personality disorder, and substance use disorders. He is also actively involved in several FDA-approved trials on psychedelic treatments for psychiatric disorders, as well others regarding treatment-resistant depressive disorders.
Graduating with Honors from the University of Arizona, Dr. Durns went on to earn his Medical Doctorate from the University of Arizona where he founded a free clinic for individuals with psychiatric disorders. Dr. Durns then completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Utah, where he won numerous awards for research, education, and leadership. He also served as Chief Resident and on several university committees. Dr. Durns subsequently completed his subspecialty fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry.
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