A physician who earned his medical degree in Newark is returning home to
head the Emergency Department at Saint Michael’s Medical Center.
Dr. Kevin Edwards, who graduated in 2011 from New Jersey Medical School
at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, was
named the Medical Director of the hospital’s Emergency Department.
Edwards previously served as an emergency medicine attending physician
at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Edwards join our Emergency Department,”
said Dr. Claudia Komer, the Chief Medical Officer. “He’s well
trained, energetic and will lead our staff to achieve the goals we have
set out for the department.”
One of the major goals for Saint Michael’s Emergency Department is
reducing the wait times. Saint Michael’s already has among the lowest
wait times in the Greater Newark region and is working to reduce those
times even further.
“I am enormously excited to come home to New Jersey and be a part
of a team that provides the highest level of care for our patients.”
After earning his medical degree, Dr. Edwards completed a residency at
Morristown Medical Center, where he was the chief resident in 2013-14.
After his residency, he served for two years as an emergency medicine
attending physician at the Pensacola Baptist and Gulf Breeze Baptist Hospitals
in northwest Florida.
Dr. Edwards also served as an emergency medicine attending physician at
Vassar Brother Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y..
Dr. Edwards is a native of Randolph, New Jersey. He graduated from the
Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2007.
He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American
Medical Association, and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Edwards is an avid scuba diver
and actor who has been featured on Concepts TV Productions, which produces
infomercials, and “A Dangerous Game,” which aired on an ABC
affiliate in Florida.
Dr. Edwards lives in downtown Jersey City.