Ian Byram, M.D.
Shoulder & Elbow • Sports Medicine • Kids & Teens • General Orthopaedics & Fracture Care


Ian Byram, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treatment of the shoulder and elbow and sports medicine. Dr. Byram graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2006 and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he served as the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery administrative chief resident. He completed fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, where he served as a team physician for Columbia University football and helped care for the New York Yankees.


Dr. Byram is one of only a few surgeons in Tennessee to be admitted into the distinguished American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), and one of only two members of the Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons (ACESS) in the state. He frequently speaks at the national and regional levels on disorders of the shoulder, elbow and sports medicine. He continues to contribute to his area of expertise with over 20 publications, including a recent chapter in the book “Shoulder Arthroplasty Principles and Practice.” Dr. Byram is a design team member for the Exactech CT-Guided GPS shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder inset humeral stem. He is excited to serve as co-director for the Columbia Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine Society 14th Biennial Meeting in 2025.


Dr. Byram serves as the chairman of the research and outcomes committee and vice president of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. He is the head team physician for  Grace Christian Academy in Franklin and serves on the board of directors for BrightStone, the ASES Foundation and ACESS. He is co-chair of the ASES Foundation Patient Centered Initiatives committee and helps lead the National Shoulder and Elbow Week initiative. His personal interests include golfing, spending time with his family and working with the First Presbyterian Church. He was recently featured in the “Medical Professionals Nashville” magazine in April 2022.



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Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
3000 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067

Phone & Fax

Phone: (615) 791-2630
Fax: (615) 791-2639

Medical School

UNC School of Medicine
Class of 2006
Chapel Hill, N.C.


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics Administrative Chief Resident
Nashville, Tenn.

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery


Columbia University Medical Center
New York, N.Y.

Advanced Practice Provider

Charlotte Sauter
Kristin Freeman

Procedures Performed

(But Not Limited To):
• CT-Guided Total Shoulder Replacement
• CT-Guided Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
• Rotator cuff repair
• Elbow fracture and dislocation repair
• Shoulder arthroscopic Bankhart repair and capsulorrhaphy
• Shoulder and clavicle fracture fixation
• Elbow arthroscopy
• Knee arthroscopy
• Meniscus repair
• ACL reconstruction
• MPFL reconstruction

Conditions Treated

(But Not Limited To):
• Rotator cuff tears
• Shoulder arthritis
• Bicep tears
• Shoulder dislocation
• Labrum tears
• Patellar dislocation
• Tennis elbow
• Meniscus tears
• ACL tears
• Fractures
• Sports injuries

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What Dr. Byram's Patients Are Saying...


The staff, PA, & Dr. Byram are kind, attentive, efficient, friendly, and communicative. They inspire hope, healing, and a sense of well-being. I feel comfortable and knowledgeable about our situation each time we visit. Highly recommend!

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I saw Dr. Byram at the Franklin TN Bone and Joint Institute for a shoulder injury. The staff was professional yet friendly, everything ran on schedule with no long wait times. All of that is nice of course but the impressive part is that they listened to me, I’m sure they see the same type of shoulder injury 500 times a year but you wouldn’t know it because they didn’t presume anything, they took time evaluating my injury and were very thorough.

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Wonderful experience with Dr. Byram! He was very caring and kind in treatment discussions and listened to my concerns. Excellent care provided by doctor and staff members.

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Prompt, courteous, professional and friendly service was my first impression was when I went to this place the first time. I also felt that Dr Byram gave me the best possible care he could give and gave me an option of what I need to do with my frozen left arm condition. I definitely recommend Bone and joint Institute of TN!

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I had surgery for a torn rotator cuff exactly one year ago with Dr. Ian Byram. I had an excellent experience. Incredible care and excellent Physical therapy from the team there. One year later, I am 100% . Highly recommended!

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Dr. Byram and his staff provided an exceptional patient experience. Dr. Byram was knowledgeable, kind and friendly. We felt his diagnosis was well considered and logical. All parts of the visit, which included imaging, ran on time. There was zero time wasted waiting for the next part of the appointment to begin. This was very much appreciated as we felt our time was valued. We would highly recommend Dr. Byram and his staff to other patients.

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He saw me and very quickly diagnosed my shoulder issue. Dr Byram explained in detail so I understood the issue and my choices. He did all I could ask of any Doctor for a single visit.

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