WAKEFIELD — Robert K. Dyer, M.D., of Narragansett, a dermatologist, has been named to the board of trustees of South County Health.
Dyer, a University of Rhode Island graduate, has had a varied career, as a biomedical engineer, computer support specialist, and 20-year firefighter with the city of Warwick. During his tenure as a firefighter, he earned a master’s in business administration from URI and a master’s in economics from Brown University.
He graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2007, earned another masters, in public health, and, after completing his dermatology residency, opened his own practice, South County Dermatology, in East Greenwich.
The practice has grown to include five other health professionals and four offices, in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Westerly, and Barrington. Dyer, who is married with three adult children, also serves as chief of dermatology at Harvard University Health Services.
Commenting on South County Health, Dyer said, “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.