Dr. Brandon Byrd has joined the medical staff at Jonesboro Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
He holds a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Byrd completed a residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Department of Orthopaedics, and has been practicing in Hot Springs.
The Jonesboro High School graduate attended Arkansas State University before earning an undergraduate degree from Lyon College. He served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma Orthopedics.
Trained in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, he specializes in general orthopaedics.
Byrd has made a number of presentations on orthopaedic topics and was the recipient of a number of scholarships during medical school, including a Class of 1976 scholarship, a Barton Foundation scholarship and a Parents’ Club scholarship.
As an undergraduate at Lyon College, he received the Williamson Award for best performance in science studies and the Dalquist Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest GPA of athletes at Lyon. While at there, he served as captain of the men’s basketball team and was named to the Transouth Conference First Team All-Conference for three years as well as being named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Scholar-Athlete for three years.
He also has been recognized with the Lyon College Decade of Service Award and recently was named to the Lyon Athletic Hall of Fame.
Byrd was born in Knoxville, Tenn., but grew up in Jonesboro. He and his wife, Misty, have two children, 8-year-old Savannah and 4-year-old Caden. His parents are Michael and Linda Byrd, and he has a brother, Matthew Byrd.
Byrd holds membership in the American Medical Association and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He joins Drs. Brian Dickson, Spencer Guinn and Jeremy Swymn at Jonesboro Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine with offices on the second level of St. Bernards Health & Wellness at 1416 East Matthews Ave. The clinic also has satellite clinics in Wynne, Pocahontas and Manila and can be reached by calling 870-932-1820.
Byrd is on staff at St. Bernards Medical Center and is a member of St. Bernards Medical Group and St. Bernards Healthcare Associated Regional Providers (SHARP).