Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Children's Dermatology, Dermatology
Dr. Adam Byrd graduated from Winston Academy in Louisville, Mississippi, and went to West Point, New York, to earn his B.S. at the U.S. Military Academy. Not long after, he married his wife Elisabeth of Bloomington, Illinois. After serving for five years in the Army as a cavalry officer, including a tour in Iraq, he moved back to Louisville and started a landscape maintenance company. For a variety of reasons, he decided to attend medical school, earning his MD from the University of Mississippi in 2011. In preparation for practice in a rural area, Dr. Byrd completed an integrated residency in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Minnesota, earning the Rob Sias, MD, Award for the faculty favorite among six residents. He had always wanted to practice in his hometown, and prior to completion of residency he contacted Dr. Brodell about starting a rural satellite dermatology clinic in Louisville. Dr. Brodell and the University leadership jumped at the idea, and in 2016 the UMMC Dermatology-Louisville clinic opened 90 miles northeast of the main campus in Jackson, Mississippi. Two years later, Dr. Brodell was inspired to start a rural dermatology residency track, with the goal being to recruit and retain dermatologists who are willing and prepared to practice dermatology in underserved areas of Mississippi. Each of these residents contracts to spend three contiguous months of each training year training exclusively with Dr. Byrd at the Louisville clinic where the volumes are high and the diversity of practice is very broad. One resident discovered that he did enough surgical cases in a three-month Louisville rotation to satisfy his entire three-year ACGME residency requirement. Dr. Byrd remains a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard where he holds the title of Field Surgeon, and he was deployed with them to Kuwait in the fall of 2018. He also is on the active medical staff at the 14-bed Winston Medical Center hospital where he takes hospitalist (medicine) call every Wednesday night and one weekend per month. He rounds on geripsych patients, and he even worked in the emergency room over Christmas when no other physicians could be scheduled! When there were multiple gunshot wounds coming in by ambulance, the ER staff called Dr. Byrd in to help with the trauma. In the fall of 2019 he was appointed as the Chief of Medical Staff, and he had to assume a community leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic – holding weekly and sometimes twice weekly meetings. Dr. Byrd’s professional interest is clinical education – with a focus on rural access to care. He takes pride in attempting to train residents to be well-rounded clinicians who are comfortable with broad-spectrum “family” dermatology. Dr. Byrd is married and has three young children. He enjoys hunting and camping and is starting a small hobby cattle farm on his family’s property.