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Adam Shar, MD

5.0 out of 5 
Hand Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute - A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 600
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - Noon 

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

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

Board Certifications: 

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

Featured Reviews



Dr Shar is great!! He performed carpal tunnel release on both hands!! Life changing operation!!

   — Jennifer Harris


Dr. Shar is very attentive to my concerns and explained the procedure at a level I could understand easily! I have been to several doctors over the past years who have told me that they are unable to do anything to help repair my nail bed and Dr. Shar took on the challenge! Thank you for your help and I am looking forward to the results moving forward :)

   — Philip White


Dr Shar is an amazing doctor & surgeon. I can’t say enough good things about him. He was always very attentive, prompt, caring & compassionate. A great surgeon can’t recommend him highly enough. He made the difference between losing or saving a hand. Miracle worker!

   — Andy Hussey


AWESOME enough said

   — Emily Arey


Our family cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shar. This is the 2nd time he has treated my daughter. She broke her thumb two years ago, and it healed perfectly thanks to Dr. Shar. My daughter just broke her hand, and we saw Dr. Shar again. It was a very slight break and hard to detect. My daughter loves him.

   — Lisa Moran


Dr. Shar is awesome!! He gave me options instead of telling me my only choice!

   — Jessica Tate