Dr. Byrd’s approach to the care of the hands, wrist and upper extremities is patient-centered and focuses on a shared decision-making process. There are many successful methods of treating musculoskeletal complaints that are reviewed and discussed with the patient before deciding on which treatment plan is right for each symptom and person. Surgery remains only one pillar of treatment, many of these diagnoses can be successfully managed without surgery with a coordinated approach including therapy, medications, and patient education.
Dr. Byrd attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, which is consistently ranked as one of the top five medical schools and most selective in the country. He was honored with the Robert Carter Award for exemplary performance in medical school at the graduation ceremony.
He then completed his orthopaedic residency at Oregon Health and Science University being honored with the Morris Award for education and teaching. Dr. Byrd continued his training and sub-specialization with a one-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There he worked with both orthopaedic and plastic surgeons in a unique cooperative environment combining the strengths from both disciplines to optimize the treatment and care for problems in the upper extremities of children and adults.
Dr. Byrd has received board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned the Certification of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Byrd has been asked to speak at their national meetings and is a frequent contributor through webinars and newsletters.