Dr. Byars grew up playing tennis and was very involved in ALTA and Junior Tournaments in the state of Georgia. He was a Varsity Tennis Letterman for four years at Woodward Academy, and graduated summa cum laude in 1992. He attended the University
of Virginia, majoring in biology, minoring in history, and was named an Echols Scholar during his freshman year. He attained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and from there went on to complete his pediatric residency at
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. After finishing a Chief Resident year, Dr. Byars pursued a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center. While at Vanderbilt he worked with athletes
of all ages and served as team physician for several local high schools, Belmont University Men’s soccer and Men’s and Women’s basketball, and the Vanderbilt football squad.
He currently serves as a team physician for several travel and recreational soccer clubs and Shiloh High School. He has been the medical director for the Atlanta Kids Triathlon since 2012.
Dr. Byars brings a unique skill set as he is one of only about 200 physicians with residency training in pediatrics to complete a fellowship in sports medicine and hold a Certificate of Added Qualification from the American Board of Pediatrics. He is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of both the Georgia Chapter of the AAP and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the AAP.
In his free time, Dr. Byars enjoys tennis, pickleball, college football and spending time with his wife and three children.