After serving in the United States Army for 22 years as a surgeon, Dr. Michael Byrne moved to Bowling Green in 2000, joining Doctors Carter and Moore in the Heart Institute. Dr. Byrne was invited to join the Hospice of Southern Kentucky Board of Directors in 2015. He retired from surgery in 2018 but continued to serve on the Board of Directors.

In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, Dr. Byrne came out of retirement in July 2020 to fill the position of Medical Director for Hospice of Southern Kentucky and has continued serving in that role faithfully. Being a part of the mission of Hospice of Southern Kentucky has proved to be one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavors of his medical career.

Dr. Michael Byrne and his wife, Dr. Katharyn Byrne, have 4 children and 14 grandchildren, and are thankful to call Bowling Green their home.