Thomas Byrd

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: DHM Admin Team
Phone Number: 612-624-0579
Fax Number: 612-624-3189

SummaryDr. Byrd is a University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Medicine and general medicine hospitalist. He also holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment at the Institute for Health Informatics. Dr. Byrd attended medical school at the University of New Mexico and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, where he subsequently completed an academic hospital medicine fellowship and earned his master's in health and biomedical informatics. Dr. Byrd studies the adoption, adaptation, and acceptance of health information technologies in clinical care settings. His research focuses on the human-computer interface of clinical decision support systems, including machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. His teaching interests include diagnostic reasoning, Bayesian testing approaches, and digital technology fluency.

Research Interests
Predictive Modeling
Secure Text Messaging System Implementation
Adverse Drug Events

Teaching Summary

Data Science; Biostatistics

Clinical Summary

Heart Failure; Obesity; Substance Use Disorder

Honors and Recognition

NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee , National Institutes of Health; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Dr. Jay F. Blunck Award , Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Gloria, Charles, and Ann Lurie Endowed Scholarship, University of New Mexico School of Medicine