Byron D. Bair, MD

Research Interests

  • Aging and Health Promotion
  • Health Care Policy/Health Care Systems
  • Dementia Disruptive Behaviors


  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Professor (Clinical), Nursing - Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry - Professor (Clinical)
  • Divisions: Adult Psychiatry, Geriatrics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Geriatric)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-584-2522
  • VA - Building #2
    VA Salt Lake City GRECC 182
    500 S Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

Dr. Bair has been working in the field of geriatrics and psychiatry since 1991 when he began working at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. He has a strong interest in rural health, and, in 2008, was selected to direct one of three new VA Rural Health Resource Centers to better understand rural health issues for veterans and develop special practices and products to provide better care to veterans living in rural areas. Dr. Bair is the Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Western Region housed at the VAMC in Salt Lake City. Dr. Bair also has many research interests, with a focus on developing novel care delivery models for older adults that improve patient focused care, quality of care outcomes, and have a positive impact on resource utilization and costs. Received ACLS certification in 2012 from

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Business Administration
Chief Resident West Virginia University
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Chief Resident West Virginia University
Chief Resident
Residency West Virginia University Hospital
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Graduate Training Utah State University
Undergraduate Utah State University
Biology and Chemistry