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John Byrne, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Maternalandfetal Medicine
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Obstetric/Maternal Fetal Med
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2013
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2017
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2020
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - Commercial Exchange
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (Transplants only)
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Cigna (USSA Client Only) - Direct Employer
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid-All
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
First Health - Commercial PPO
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Gonzaba Medical Group - Transplant ONLY
Healthsmart - Accel
Healthsmart - Commercial PPO
Healthsmart - HPO/POS
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant ONLY Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant ONLY
Oscar - Commercial Exchange
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Commercial PPO
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Provider Network of America (PNOA) - Commercial
Provider Partners Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
Tokio Marine - Transplant
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
Universal Benefits Consortium - Brokerage Firm (School Districts)
University of Incarnate Word (Gilsbar) - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (TRANSPLANTS ONLY)
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR Kids
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
WellPoint - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University in 2006. Prior to attending medical school, I received a M.P.H. from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2009.
I then completed medical school at the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio in 2013. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
I then completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital in 2020.
I joined the faculty at UT Health San Antonio as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Research Interests:
My current interests include multifetal gestation, maternal cardiac disease and prenatal diagnosis.

Journal Articles

  1. Herrera CL, Byrne JJ, Nelson DB, Schell RC, Dashe JS..Postpartum Depression Risk following Prenatal Diagnosis of Major Fetal Structural Anomalies. Am J Perinatol. 2022 Jan;39(1):16-21. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1739265. Epub 2021 Nov 10. PMID: 34758499. .
  2. Byrne JJ, Smith EM, Saucedo AM, Doody KA, Holcomb D, Spong CY..Accessibility to Postpartum Tubal Ligation After A Vaginal Delivery: When The Medicaid Policy Is Not A Limiting Factor. Contraception. 2021 Dec 28:S0010-7824(21)00468-6. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2021.11.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34971610. .
  3. Nelson DB, Byrne JJ, Cunningham FG. .Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Mar 1;137(3):535-546. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004289. PMID: 33543900. .
  4. Ragsdale AS, Thiele LR, Byrne JJ, Zofkie AC, McIntire DD, Spong CY..Natural history of postpartum hematocrit recovery in an urban, safety-net population. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Dec 4;4(2):100541. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100541. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34875414. .
  5. Nelson DB, Byrne JJ, Cunningham FG. .Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Mar;63(1):152-164. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000494. PMID: 31725416. .
  6. Byrne JJ, Seasely A, Nelson DB, Mcintire DD, Cunningham FG. .Comparing acute fatty liver of pregnancy from hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets syndrome. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Apr 19:1-11. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1754790. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32308076. .
  7. Byrne JJ, Saucedo AM, Spong CY. .Evaluation of Drug Labels Following the 2015 Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 3;3(8):e2015094. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15094. PMID: 32865574; PMCID: PMC7489861. .
  8. Byrne JJ, Smith EM, Saucedo AM, Doody KA, Holcomb DS, Spong CY..Examining the Association of Obesity With Postpartum Tubal Ligation. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug;136(2):342-348. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003935. PMID: 32649491. .
  9. Byrne JJ, Saucedo AM, Spong CY..Task force on research specific to pregnant and lactating women. Semin Perinatol. 2020 Apr;44(3):151226. doi: 10.1016/j.semperi.2020.151226. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32173086. .
  10. Herrera CL, Byrne JJ, Clark HR, Twickler DM, Dashe JS..Use of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Sonographic Identification of Major Structural Anomalies. J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Oct;39(10):2053-2058. doi: 10.1002/jum.15313. Epub 2020 Apr 27. PMID: 32342527. .
  11. Byrne JJ, Morgan JL, Twickler DM, McIntire DD, Dashe JS..Utility of follow- up standard sonography for fetal anomaly detection. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;222(6):615.e1-615.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.01.001. Epub 2020 Jan 10. PMID: 31930994. .
  12. Byrne JJ, Spong CY. ."Is It Safe?" - The Many Unanswered Questions about Medications and Breast-Feeding. N Engl J Med. 2019 Apr 4;380(14):1296-1297. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1817420. PMID: 30943334. .
  13. Cunningham FG, Byrne JJ, Nelson DB. .Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan;133(1):167-179. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003011. PMID: 30575651. .
  14. Shields AD, Byrne JJ, Munisteri M, Wood M. .Survival from Maternal Cardiac Arrest Complicating Coronavirus Disease 2019. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jul 19;2021:3762198. doi: 10.1155/2021/3762198. PMID: 34336319; PMCID: PMC8292066. .
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