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Dr. Joanne A. Byars, MD

Dr. Joanne A. ByarsConsulting Neuropsychiatrists, Rehabilitation Neuropsychiatry Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Dr. Joanne A. Byars is a clinician, scientist and educator whose works are focused on the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges experienced by persons with stroke and other acquired brain injuries. Dr. Byars came to TIRR Memorial Hermann in January 2015 as an affiliated physician-scientist as part of a joint faculty recruitment with the Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Byars received her medical degree with honors in research from the University of Florida in College of Medicine in 2006. She completed a psychiatry residency at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 2010, a neurology residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2013, and a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsyhicaty in 2014. Dr. Byars is board certified in both psychiatry and neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is certified in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. Concurrent to her clinical work at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Dr. Byars is participating in the Baylor College of Medicine’s certificate program for Added Qualification in Clinical Investigation.

Publications and Leadership

Dr. Byars has published eight peer-reviewed articles, five book chapters, and contributed to 10 national presentations/abstracts. She has received multiple awards for her research, clinical, and scholarly activities as a clinician-scientist and widely regarded as a rising star in the field of rehabilitation neuropsychiatry. Dr. Byars is a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, American Academy of Neurology, and the American Psychiatric Association.

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