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Adam Shar, MD

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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 

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



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.

   — Elyse


Dr. Shar , his nurse and medical assistant were all great!!

   — Jan Clark


Dr.Adam Shar is an awesome doctor 😎. Anyone that is having hand issues. Go to him he is wonderful.Thanks Dr.Shar

   — Stacy Matthews


The first visit went well. I will have to see what the later results are to make any other reports now.

   — Roger D Ivy


Explains things well, works in tandem with patients.

   — Melanie


Dr. Shar is a caring, professional, and to the point. He is very knowledgeable and explains things where the average person can understand. I would definitely recommend him to others and I would return to him if needed.

   — Ernestine