Ryland Byrd, JR, MD | Professor
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Bachelor of Arts; Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February, 1978
Graduate: Medical Degree, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, May, 1985; Masters of Science; Zoology and Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May, 1981
Internship: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, July, 1985 - June, 1986
Residencies: Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, Affiliated Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky, July, 1987 - June, 1989; Pathology, University of Louisville, Affiliated Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky July, 1986 - May, 1987
Fellowships: Pulmonary Division, University of Louisville, Affiliated Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky, July, 1989 - June, 1991
Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Subspecialty, November, 1992 Candidacy #126343; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, September, 1989 Candidacy #126343; Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, March, 1986 Candidacy # 313105
Ryland Byrd, Jr., MD is Professor of Medicine at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he completed two residencies—one in Pathology and one in Internal Medicine—and a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine. Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. Byrd serves on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care as well as the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee.
Author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Byrd’s research interests are in the area of immunologic disorders of the lung and, in particular, hypersensitivity pneumonitis. He has served as a member of the editorial board of three medical journals and a reviewer for more than 25 professional publications. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for the open access online journal, Hypersensitivity.
Dr. Byrd was named a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Southern Medical Association.