Kevin Dwyer

Kevin M. Dwyer

Kevin M. Dwyer, MD

Program Director, Surgical Residency, Medical Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, and Vice Chair, Surgery

Locations

Member of: Stamford Health Medical Group

About Me

Dr. Kevin Dwyer grew up on the East Coast, living in New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania throughout his childhood and adolescence. After completing his bachelor’s degree at University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, he attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

He continued his medical training as a member of the Army, completing his internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his surgery residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Dwyer served 14 years of active duty in the Army, including a combat tour during Desert Storm. During his tour he met his wife, a New Zealand nurse who worked in the emergency department at a Saudi Army medical center.

After returning from combat, he served as surgeon and trauma surgeon at Army bases in Kentucky and Hawaii. He also completed his fellowship education in trauma at Fairfax Medical Center and trauma/critical care at R. Adam Cowley Maryland Shock Trauma Institute.

As part of the Army Reserve, Dr. Dwyer was deployed as a surgeon to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs and completed two combat tours of duty in Afghanistan. Before joining Stamford Health in 2008 as Medical Director of Trauma, Dr. Dwyer spent ten years as Associate Chief of Trauma at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He has served as a leader at Stamford Health, creating the Surgical Critical Care service, and working as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He helps teach new generations of physicians as the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Dwyer enjoys living in Stamford and feels very connected to the community he serves.

Languages

English

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Credentials

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency

Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center

Fellowship

Inova Fairfax Hospital
University of Maryland Medical System

Published Work

Dwyer KM, Emhoff TA. Shock: An Overview. Irwin RS, Lilly CM, Rippe JM (eds). Manuel of Intensive Care Medicine, Sixth Edition. Philadelphia. Lippencott Williams and Wilkens. 2014.

Kaufmann, CR, Dwyer, KM. Trauma: An Overview. (Book Chapter) Rippe JM, Irwin RS (eds). Intensive Care Medicine, Seventh Edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkens. 2013.

Bromberg WJ, Collier, BC, Diebel LN, Dwyer KM, Holevar MR, Jacobs DJ, Kurek SJ, Schreiber MA, Shapiro ML, Vogel TR. Blunt cerebrovascular injury practice management guidelines: The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The Journal of Trauma. 2010 Feb; 68(2):471-7.

Dwyer KM, Reines HD, Fakhry SM. Post-Operative Critical Care of Neurosurgery. Sekhar LN and FR. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain Volume II. New York. Thiems. 2006: pp62-72. 

Roland, J C.; Ecelbarger, GL; Vaziri, K; Robinson, L; Rizzo, A; Michetti, C P.; Seoudi, H; Dwyer, K; Fakhry, SM. Protein Oxidation in Severely Injured Trauma Patients: Findings in a contemporary management setting. Proceedings Sixty Fourth Annual Meeting of the AAST. Atlanta, GA.  2005 (Abstract/Published).

Roland, JC; Vaziri, K; Hanna, R; Hendershot, K; Seoudi, H; Dwyer, K; Rizzo, A; Fakhry SM. Obesity and Pedestrian Trauma: An increase in the mortality and incidence of thoracoabdominal Injury. Proceedings Sixty Fourth Annual Meeting of the AAST. Atlanta, GA 2005 (Abstract/Published) 

Antedomenico, E, Singh NN, Dwyer K, Chung MH, Zagorski S.  Laparoscopic repair of a right paraduodenal hernia. Surg Endosc. 2004;18(1):165-166.

Dwyer KM, Watts DD, Thurber JS, Benoit RS, Fakhry SM. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: The Preferred Method of Elective Feeding Tube Placement in Trauma Patients. Journal of Trauma. 2002;52:26-32.

Dwyer KM, Trask AL, Shock and Trauma. Irwin RS, Ripe JM. Manuel of Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott Williams and Wilkens. 2000: 145, 146,147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153: 721-759.      

Benoit R, Watts DD, Dwyer K, Kaufmann C, Fakhry SM. Windows 99: A Source of Pediatric Trauma. Journal of Trauma. 2000;49(3):477-482.

Benoit R, Watts D, Kaufmann C, Dwyer K, Fakhry SM. Windows 99: A Source of Pediatric Trauma. Journal of Trauma. 1999;47(6):1172.

Kaufmann CR, Burris D, Rhee P, Perdue P, Dwyer K: Hemorrhage and Resuscitation, (Book Chapter). Fink MP, Cerra FR, (eds). Intensive Care Medicine, Fourth edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott-Raven. 1999; 178: 1797-1986.

Kaufmann CR, Dwyer, KM, Crews JD, Dols SJ, Trask. AL: usefulness of Thrombelastography in Assessment of Trauma patient Coagulation. Journal of Trauma. 1997;42(4): 716-722.

Dwyer KM: Injuries to the pancreas and Duodenum (Chapter). War Surgery. October 1996.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Program Director of Surgery
  • American Association of the Surgery of Trauma
  • Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma
  • Surgeon Champion for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
  • Member at large of the Board for the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Academic Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the Uniform Service Health Science University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

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