Dr. Tyler Noble is a man of many talents. From woodworking and designing flight simulation hardware to having his pilot’s license and composing and performing music, Dr. Noble finds many creative outlets. That even includes his job as an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoSC (formerly known as Coastal Orthopedics) where he has specialized in knee and hip replacement for the past year.
Dr. Noble grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia. His first job was in a custom cabinetry shop where he learned the art of fine woodworking. He says it’s a creative and detailed process, much like orthopedics and joint replacement. He says in both you are “thinking through a problem and figuring out how to manipulate your tools and the materials that you’re working with to get it to line up right.”
His father was a doctor, but Dr. Noble says he never felt pressured to go into medicine, it just felt right, and so did his specialty in orthopedics. He says he’s a mechanically-inclined person, so orthopedics, specifically joint replacement, fits into his interests. In fact, if he weren’t a physician, he says he probably would have been an engineer. Right now, he has a side business designing and creating flight simulation hardware, which he sells to pilots and flight schools around the world.
That love of aviation started early, when, along with his father, he built his own remote-control airplanes. By the time he was a freshman in college, he had his pilot’s license. “The principles of flight and the freedom of actually being able to control this craft in three-dimensions was always something that I was fascinated by,” he said.
Dr. Noble’s other big passion is music, writing the lyrics and composing the songs. He sings, plays multiple instruments, and even had his own band that put out an album. He says music is one of his biggest outlets to escape the stresses of everyday life. He says laughingly that his patients sometimes ask where they can hear him perform, but with his busy life right now, including a medical practice and three small children, he doesn’t have time to get up on the stage. But he does look forward to sharing his love of music with his children and hopes it is something they can do as a family.
Family is an important part of his life. He went to college at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and stayed there for medical school too. After his residency and fellowship took him to Pennsylvania and Florida respectively, he, his wife, and children moved here in 2017. He says while he finds surgery rewarding and challenging, he most enjoys seeing the transformation in his patients. He says many times someone will come into the office with knee or hip arthritis and not able to live their lives fully because of the pain, but “to be able to give that back to them is really great… because it is something that can restore their lives.”
You can reach Dr. Tyler Noble through OrthoSC at (843) 353-3460. Click here to learn more.
Written by Allyson Floyd