Kia Byrd, M.D.

Kia Byrd, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine - University Hospitals
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Disparities in the treatment of end-stage kidney disease


Kia Byrd, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in hospital medicine.

After earning her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Byrd completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern. She also holds a master’s degree in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Byrd joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Byrd’s clinical interests include chronic disease management and disparities in the treatment of end-stage liver disease, and she has published research on these topics in peer-reviewed journals.

Among many other honors, in 2019 she received the Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.

Personal Note

Outside of work, Dr. Byrd enjoys traveling, blogging, and playing chess.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019-2022)
  • Medical School - Harvard Medical School (2014-2019)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2017-2018), Public Health
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • National Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Public Health Award 2019, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars Award 2019, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Audience Favorite, Poster Night 2018, Harvard School of Public Health
  • James H. Ware Award 2018, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Anne Bell Award 2017, Middlesex County Chapter of the Links, Inc.
  • 150th Anniversary Outstanding Alumnus 2017, Howard University Department of Biology
  • Clifford Barger Award 2016, Harvard Medical School
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Master the Match!: 5 Personal Statement Writing Tips for the Residency Application
      Byrd K. (2020), Kindle Direct Publishing
    • “Invest in the Beginning.” in The Soul of a Patient: Lessons in Healing for Harvard Medical Students
      Byrd K. (2018), Gordian Knot Books

Clinical Focus

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Disparities in the treatment of end-stage kidney disease
  • Hospital Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine

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