- MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- BA Biology, Texas A&M University
- Board Certified Anesthesiologist, American Board of Anestesiology
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice
- Board Certified, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
- Family Medicine, John Peter Smith Family Residency Program
- Anesthesiology, Scott and White Anesthesiology Residency Program
Dr. Thyen's publications can be reviewed through PubMed.