A native Nashvillian, Dr. Byrd is the founder of Nashville Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. He is team physician for the Tennessee Titans (NFL football club), has served as physician for the U.S. Olympic team, and is a consulting orthopaedic surgeon for numerous professional sports franchises from the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, and MLS. As a pioneer in hip arthroscopy, Dr. Byrd has revolutionised aspects of the technique and has designed instrumentation that is commonly used throughout the world. He has authored several textbooks on hip arthroscopy in addition to publishing more than 50 scientific articles. He is a Founding Member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.