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Doctor of Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Teresa T. Byrd, MD, FACOG, MSCI, is a native of Los Angeles, California. She received her undergraduate degree in biology/pre-medicine from Florida A&M University. She obtained her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Byrd completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. After residency, she returned to serve on the faculty at Meharry Medical College where she went on to obtain a Master’s degree in clinical investigation.
Dr. Byrd has focused her research efforts on pre-invasive disease of the cervix as well as resident and medical student education. She has published on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the detection of cervical dysplasia and more recently on the use of active hexose correlated compounds (AHCC) to block the expression of the human papillomavirus infection (HPV) in patients with abnormal paps. Dr. Byrd went on to be an Associate Professor at UT Health at McGovern Medical School where she served as both Residency Director and Clerkship Director.
She has now joined Wellstar Kennestone to become the new director of the obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Her academic career has focused on innovations in resident and medical student education. She has numerous institutional and national teaching awards and has presented at many national meetings. Dr. Byrd’s clinical focus as an academic generalist has been in minimally invasive gynecology and office gynecology. Dr. Teresa Byrd is dedicated to improving the training of future OB/GYNS and hopes to expand the use of technology in those training efforts as well.