UT Health East Texas Physicians
700 Olympic Plaza
Tyler, TX 75701
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Adam Shar, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who practices at the UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute. “My job is to maximize the patient’s potential for improvement and help get the patient to a better condition than he or she was in before treatment.”
Dr. Shar understands the importance of building relationships with his patients. “I’m patient-centered. My treatment is contingent upon how the patient is feeling and what the patient’s goals are.”
He specializes in treatment of the upper extremities, including fractures or treatment of ligaments or tendons of the hand, wrist and forearm, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, elbow disorders and Dupuytren’s contracture.
Dr. Shar earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, and his doctor of medicine from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Blogs Written by Dr. Shar
The Complex Attack of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Q&A with Orthopedic Surgeon Adam Shar
Arthritis: A Common Ache
Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification
Hand Surgery Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple
Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
Bachelor of Science: Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member
Summa Cum Laude Gaduate, University of Texas at Dallas, Honor
American Medical Association, Member
Texas Medical Association, Member
Wonderful , caring doctor who is professional, listens and explains. Excellent, painless procedures on trigger finger and arth. thumb without surg. Both have had no pain or problems for over a year. I highly recommend him and rate him a 5 plus.
— Iris Martin
Let's face it...rarely does enjoy visiting a doctor. Well, this is one of those "rare" instances. Doctor Shar was punctual. Yup, no waiting time. He diagnosed my situation and gave me alternatives to address the problem. He explained things in layman's language, not confusing medical jargon. I have no reservations to recommend him for anyone needing his medical specialty. Guess what? I get to see him again in a month and actually look forward to it!
— Ron Dow
Awesome working with this doc. He explained in detail about treatment. Highly recommended.
— SharavanaKumar Gajapathi
I was very please with the care and surgical procedure that this great doctor preformed on my hand. I will recommend him to all my friends and family, thanks doc for a job well done.
— MC Garrett
I was referred to Dr Shar from my PCP in Athens-for a wrist/thumb injury..
The moment he assessed my injury he got straight to business… being in constant pain is miserable- we went over my options , he explained things to me in a way that made
Sense. Came to a plan of care together.
He’s easy to talk to very caring and obviously very skilled and knowledgeable on his specialty. His office is fabulous with answering all my questions.
I never felt rushed or ‘hurried’ in my appointment.
Anyone with a wrist or hand injury needs to see Dr Shar.
Dr. Shar , his nurse and medical assistant were all great!!
— Jan Clark