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John C. Byrd, MD

Department Chair

Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Endowed Chair & Professor

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation)
  • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Arkansas
  • Bachelor of Arts: Hendrix College (Chemistry)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (Certification Date: 2007-11-14)


Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Hematology and Oncology


Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Peer Reviewed Publications

Larkin, Karilyn T M; Byrd, John C 2021. Whole-genome sequencing for myeloid disease: one assay to stratify them all? Nature reviews. Clinical oncology, ,

Korman, Abraham M; Hastings, Justin G; Byrd, John C; Kaffenberger, Benjamin H 2017. Sweet-Like Eruption Associated With Obinutuzumab Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. JAMA dermatology, 153 1, 108-110

Flinn, Ian W; Ruppert, Amy S; Harwin, William; Waterhouse, David; Papish, Steven; Jones, Jeffrey A; Hainsworth, John; Byrd, John C 2016. A phase II study of two dose levels of ofatumumab induction followed by maintenance therapy in symptomatic, previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. American journal of hematology, 91 10, 1020-5

Sanchez-Aguilera, A; Rattmann, I; Drew, D Z; Müller, L U W; Summey, V; Lucas, D M; Byrd, J C; Croce, C M; Gu, Y; Cancelas, J A; Johnston, P; Moritz, T; Williams, D A 2010. Involvement of RhoH GTPase in the development of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia, 24 1, 97-104

Treon, Steven P.; Agus, David B.; Link, Brian; Rodrigues, Gilberto; Molina, Arturo; Lacy, Martha Q.; Fisher, David C.; Emmanouilides, Christos; Richards, Arthur I.; Clark, Bruce; Lucas, Marjorie S.; Schlossman, Robert; Schenkein, David; Lin, Boris; Kimby, Eva; Anderson, K. C.; Byrd, John C. 2001. CD20-Directed Antibody-Mediated Immunotherapy Induces Responses and Facilitates Hematologic Recovery in Patients With Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. Journal of immunotherapy : official journal of the Society for Biological Therapy, 24 3, 272-279