After a brief career in consulting, Dr. Byrd went on to earn her medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. She then moved to Pittsburgh, PA for an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital. She then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, with a focus on arthroscopic surgery and serving as a team physician. During her time in Cleveland, Dr. Byrd served as a team physician at two local colleges as well as professional baseball and basketball in Cleveland, gaining experience in caring for injured athletes. Dr. Jennifer Byrd’s practice focus is on knee and shoulder injuries in athletes of all ages and abilities.
Dr. William Byrd grew up in Virginia Beach, where he has lived since he was 2 years old. He always knew he wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon, following in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Byrd graduated from Norfolk Academy, matriculated to Princeton where he competed in the Decathlon for the Track and Field team. He then went on to earn his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Duke, where he developed a passion for the intricacies of adult reconstruction surgery. In pursuit of this passion, he moved to Nashville Tennessee to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute. Dr. William Byrd’s practice focus is on primary and complex revision hip and knee replacements.
Both doctors joined AOS in 2019 and are part of a rich family legacy of excellence at the group which began with their father, Dr. J. Abbott Byrd. Dr. J Abbott Byrd served AOS and our community of patients for decades, and has contributed to invaluable developments in the field of orthopaedic spine surgery. He retired in May 2021 after nearly 34 years of service, including as President of AOS from 2002 to 2018.
Congratulations to Jennifer and William for their accomplishments!