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Thomas Byars, MD, CAQSM

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About Dr. Thomas Byars, MD, CAQSM

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. 

 

Dr. Thomas Byars Education & Certifications

Education and Clinical Specialization

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Pediatric Resident, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Georgia Chapter
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness