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Benjamin F. Byrd MD

Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Professor of Medicine
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  • 128 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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    Cardiac Imaging
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    Cardiovascular Medicine
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    Coronary Heart Disease
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    General Cardiology
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    Heart Valve Diseases


1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232


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  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University, 1977
  • Post Graduate Training - Harvard University, 1979
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1981
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1983
  • Post Graduate Training - University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 1984

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983

Patient Comments

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Very good experience; very competent, trusted physician.
September 23, 2021
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Dr. Byrd is an the finest Cardiologist in Nashville. He is a fine man and takes Magnificat care of me!!
September 17, 2021
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I have been *Dr. Byrd's patient for more than 30 years. He is the most attentive, caring professional I have ever encountered. He takes into account his patient's overall wellbeing.
September 7, 2021
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I had open heart surgery at 5-years old in 1970, since then I have been to heart clinic visits annually. Over the course of my life I have seen many experts/providers including Cleveland Clinic and many world class Cardiologists. I have been a patient of Dr. Byrd's for 20-plus years; and can without any hesitation confirm that I have received excellent care and treatment. He and his team, Dr. Fish, Dr. David Bichell and their teams have both saved and improved my life. I am the proud father of three healthy boy (18,20 and 22 years of age). Vanderbilt and the team of Cardiologist, surgeons and EP Frank Fish have worked miracles in enriching my and my families lives. Over the course of my life, I have been around professionals concerned with my heart and cardiac health. At 57-years old I have the confidence, comfort and assurance the teams at Vanderbilt put my health, my family and my quality of life first. I'm forever grateful and beholding to their many sacrifices and am looking forward to the next 57 years! Thank you and your teams for all your concern,
August 27, 2021
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*Dr. Byrd talks fast & A LOT! Sometimes it's hard to get a word in edgewise, so to speak. I realize he's busy & I'm not his only patient. However, sometimes I don't get to ask all my questions.
August 25, 2021
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Excellent professional care; I have had *Dr. Byrd as my cardiologist for 20 years. He is gracious, kind, and understanding.
July 6, 2021
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*Dr. Byrd has always been caring, informative and clinically excellent. You feel that he "has your back."
May 28, 2021
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*Dr. Byrd and crew always take good care of me.
April 9, 2021
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March 29, 2021
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