Biography

Michael Byrd, M.D., serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his residency at the Head and Neck Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He served on the staff at Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, and practiced at Albany ENT & Allergy Services in Albany, New York, prior to joining Memorial Hermann and UTHealth. While at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Byrd received a Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award and he has received the Bruce Hubbard Steward Award for his ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine. Dr. Byrd is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

He provides general ENT services for adults, adolescents, and children at Memorial Hermann-Southeast Hospital. He treats thyroid and parathyroid disorders, salivary gland diseases, laryngeal disorders, ear infections, and tonsil and adenoid diseases as well as conditions of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Dr. Byrd, in conjunction with UTHealth Audiology, evaluates hearing loss, dizziness and related conditions. He has a subspecialty interest in the ENT conditions that contribute to sleep disorders, including common snoring and obstructive sleep apnea conditions.

Education

Medical School
Morehouse School of Medicine, 2000
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2006

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

He has a subspecialty interest in the ENT conditions that contribute to sleep disorders, including common snoring and obstructive sleep apnea conditions.

Publications

Publication Information

Calderon O, Solares CA, Byrd MC, Hicks DM, Strome M. Degenerative thyroid cartilage cysts as a cause of hoarseness: Report of two cases. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2007; 133(9): 936-938.

Byrd MC, Hughes GB, Ruggieri PM, Lee J. Cystic lesions of the Petrous Apex. In: Hughes GB, Pensak ML, ed. Clinical Otology. New York: Thieme, 2007. Chapter 25 (pp. 339-346).

Friedman AD, Maurer WG, Byrd MC, Cook JR, Lorenz RR. A cytomegalovirus-associated mass presenting with laryngeal obstruction. Arch of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2006; 132(12): 1375-1378.

Knott PD, Milstein CV, Hicks DM Ableson, TI, Byrd MC, Strome M. Vocal outcomes after laser resection of early stage glottic cancer with adjuvant cryotherapy. Arch of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2006; 132(11): 1226-1230.

Knott PD, Byrd MC, Hicks DG, Strome M. Vocal fold healing after laser cordectomy with adjuvant cryotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2006; 116(9): 1580-1584.

Discolo CM, Byrd MC, Bates T, Hazony D, Lewandowski J, Koltai PJ. Ultrasonic detection of middle ear effusion: A preliminary study. Arch of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2004; 130(12): 1407-1410.

Byrd MC, Thompson LD, Wieneke JA. Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue: A case report and literature review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003; 82(7): 514-518.

PRESENTATIONS AT LOCAL AND REGIONAL SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL MEETINGS

Byrd MC. Snoring and sleep apnea: Diagnosis and new treatments. Presented at the McGovern Medical School Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds; September 2012, Houston, TX.

Byrd MC. Obstructive sleep apnea treatment and management. Presented at the Memorial Hermann-Southeast “Men’s Night Out” Health Symposium; October 2012, Houston, TX.

Byrd MC. Transoral Robotic Surgery for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Presented with Fox 26 News; December 2012, Houston, TX.

Byrd MC. Management of chronic cough. Presented at the Otolaryngology Frontiers Symposium; June 2013, Houston, TX

Byrd MC. Management of chronic cough. Presented at the Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium; April 2014, Bastrop, TX.

Byrd MC. Home versus in-lab polysomnography. Presented at the Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium; April 2016, Bastrop, TX.