Dr. Tinkler, who is board certified in orthopedic surgery, is skilled in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and joint replacement.
He received extensive training in orthopedic trauma during a fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Tinkler provides comprehensive care for simple and complex musculoskeletal injuries – injuries to the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body.
Dr. Tinkler served his residency in orthopedic surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also received his medical degree.
For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.