J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, a third-generation physician to serve the Nashville community has joined Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA), Tennessee's largest orthopedic surgery group.
Byrd pioneered many of the surgical techniques for hip arthroscopy commonly employed throughout the orthopedic world and invented numerous instruments that have revolutionized aspects of orthopedic surgery. He has been one of the leaders of defining and developing the role of less invasive arthroscopic techniques in and around the hip and travels the world as a visiting surgeon, invited professor and lecturer. Byrd has authored a number of textbooks and hundreds of clinical publications.
Byrd is team physician for the Tennessee Titans alongside fellow TOA physician Damon Petty, MD. Byrd is a consulting surgeon for numerous professional sports franchises from the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, and MLB, as well as the ATP professional tennis tour; and he sits on the board of the Titleist Performance Institute.