Dr. Byer grew up in Syracuse, New York, and attended Nottingham High School where he graduated in 1972. He then graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1976 and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 1979. Dr. Byer subsequently completed a two-year general surgery residency at New Britain General Hospital in New Britain, Connecticut, in 1981, followed by an otolaryngology residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, from which he graduated in 1985.
Dr. Byer is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Byer has practiced in Manchester and Nashua, New Hampshire, since 1986 and specializes in both adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Byer also performs otologic (ear) surgery, head and neck surgery, sinus surgery, skin cancer surgery, surgery for sleep apnea, and facial plastic surgery (rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and scar revision). He evaluates and treats patients with food and inhalant allergies, urticaria, and eczema, as well as asthma.
In his spare time, Dr. Byer enjoys hiking, running, classical music, Broadway and musical theater, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys traveling locally in New England, exploring the rich traditions, culture, and history of this beautiful part of the country.
Dr. Byer has met thousands of wonderful patients and heard many personal stories during his 32 years of private practice, and it has truly been an honor to serve these amazing individuals of New Hampshire who have placed their trust in him.
Dr. Byer’s philosophic approach to practicing medicine is very simple:
- Always be a good listener and treat everyone with compassion
- Provide adequate time to examine and explain disease conditions to patients
- Use the knowledge I have been privileged to learn in my training to help patients improve their health, and
- Always remain humble and treat every patient as if they were part of my own extended family.
“I was taught by my parents when I was very young an important guiding principle that I have carried with me through my entire life: ‘God’s gift to each of us is our life; our gift to God is what we do with our life.’
“My life has been dedicated to caring for and helping people to the best of my ability, and with this privilege and honor the most important thing I will endeavor to do is maintain that trust and respect that my patients have placed in me.”