“I always ask my patients how their health impacts their quality of life. This allows me to better understand them so that we can work together to formulate a custom treatment plan that best fits their individual needs.”
Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, Dr. Byrd grew up in Virginia Beach after moving here when he was 2 years old.
The Norfolk Academy graduate returns to this area after earning his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, his orthopaedic residency at Duke in Durham, NC and fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, TN. He focuses his practice on hip and knee replacements.
At Norfolk Academy, Dr. Byrd was a scholar and an All-American pole vaulter. He continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Princeton University where he majored in Biology and served as captain of the varsity track team. The team earned Ivy League championships and Dr. Byrd was repeatedly named to the All-Ivy League decathlon, heptathlon and pole vaulting teams. Dr. Byrd says that he always wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon and while a resident at Duke, he developed a passion for the intricacies of adult reconstruction surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Byrd enjoys hiking with his wife Rachel, spending time with his children Claire (age 3) and Jackson (age 2), boating, fishing, and hunting.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center and BonSecours Ambulatory Surgery Center