When asked, Dr. Dyer said he was honored to be offered a seat on the Board.
“I see it as an opportunity to expand my knowledge beyond the specialty area of dermatology and management of my practice, and to contribute to the continued success of the Hospital during these challenging times,” said Dr. Dyer.
Dr. Dyer said he will initially listen to fellow Board members and management team to be able to make the most educated and thoughtful contributions what he calls a “critical stage in the life of South County Health.”
“I would like to see the Hospital continue to survive and flourish despite the challenges the institution faces in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. One challenge is for our small community hospital to maintain its positive culture and stellar reputation while preserving some degree of independence and at the same time remain financially stable in the current volatile environment,” said Dr. Dyer.
“Doctor” was not always a part of Bob Dyer’s professional title. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Dyer worked as a biomedical engineer and then as a support specialist in what, at the time, was a burgeoning field of personal computers. He then spent 20 years as a firefighter in the city of Warwick, RI. During his tenure as a firefighter, Dr. Dyer earned a master’s in business administration with a concentration in Finance from URI and a master’s in Economics from Brown University. Dr. Dyer graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2007. While attending medical school, Dr. Dyer also earned his master of public health degree with a concentration in Quantitative Methods from Harvard University.
After completing his dermatology residency, Dr. Dyer opened his own practice – South County Dermatology – in East Greenwich. Since then, his practice has grown to six providers, over 35 employees, and four locations.
Outside of his practice and the SCH Board of Trustees, Dr. Dyer serves as Chief of Dermatology at Harvard University Health Services, treasurer of the Rhode Island Dermatology Society, member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Dermatology Foundation, the Skin Cancer Foundation, the American Medical Association, and the Rhode Island Medical Society.