Julia M. Byrd, MD

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Julia M. Byrd, MD, is a pediatric ophthalmologist and surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Strabismus, Amblyopia, Pediatric ocular trauma, Retinopathy of prematurity, Congenital eye disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Virtua

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM


Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology - University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT


Ophthalmology - John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT


Pediatric Ophthalmology - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Rose L, Byrd JM, Qaseem Y (2017). Subtenon Injections of Ranibizumab Arrest Growth in Early Recurrent Pterygium. Eye Contact Lens, 43(6), 399-405.


Valenzuela RM, Byrd J, Kramer GD, Palmer CA, Osborn AG, Digre KB, Warner JE (2016). An 82- Year-Old Man With Diplopia. J Neuroophthalmol, 36(4), 448-452.


Swan RJ, Byrd JM, Bettis DI, Olson RJ (2015). Comparing consistency of clear corneal incisions using a traditional diamond keratome and a newly designed diamond keratome. Clin Ophthalmol, 9, 1399-404.


Byrd JM, Longmire MR, Syme NP, Murray-Krezan C, Rose L (2014). A pilot study on providing ophthalmic training to medical students while initiating a sustainable eye care effort for the underserved. JAMA Ophthalmol, 132(3), 304-9.




Byrd J, Ramasubramanian A (2016). Amblyopia Treatment in the 21st Century. In Yanoff M (Ed.), Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Elsevier.


Das A, Byrd J (2014). Retinal Vasculature: Structure and Pathologies. In McManus L, Mitchell R (Eds.), Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms. Elsevier.

Posters and Presentations


Byrd JM, Maripudi S, Stoleru G, Munir W, Saeedi O, Levin R, Jaafar M, Madigan W, Alexander J. Pediatric Corneal Structural Development Characterized by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy. Poster presented at: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; 2018 March 18 – 21; Washington, DC.


Byrd JM, Young M, Liu W, Zhang Y, Tate D, Crandall A, Owen, L. Long-term Outcomes for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Trans-Scleral Fixation of the Capsular Bag with Intraocular Lens for Ectopia Lentis. Paper presented at: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; 2017 April 2-6; Nashville, TN.

Awards and Honors

2017, Moran Ophthalmology Research Award, Salt Lake City, UT
2012, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2012, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2010, La Tierra Sagrada Society Merit Scholarship
2008, Cum Laude, B.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN