Hedda Dyer

Dr. Hedda Dyer graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB CHB). She is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland (MRCS Ed) and she is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS). She is a registered medical practitioner in the Commonwealth of Dominica, a registered medical practitioner in Barbados, a fully registered member of the General Medical Council of Great Britain and is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). She holds permanent certification with the United States of America Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Dr. Dyer is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP.) She is a member of the Advisory Board to the Dominica Cancer Society.

Dr. Hedda Dyer teaches in the Anatomy lab and the ICM clinical sessions at Ross University School of Medicine. She works closely with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) on campus and conducts suture clinics with the members and students. She is also the Director of Surgical Clerkships at RUSM.

Prior to coming to Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Dyer held the position of Senior House Officer (SHO) at the following hospitals/ departments: Breast Surgery in the Department of General Surgery and in Orthopedics & Trauma at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in England, in the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal & General Surgery, Urology, and in General Surgery at Lister Hospital, England. She has interned in the Department of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery at the Avicenne University Teaching Hospital, Bobigny, France and in the Department of General and Gastro-Intestinal Surgery & Laparoscopic Surgery at the Jean Verdier University Teaching Hospital, Bondy, France.

Dr. Dyer has presented at and attended conferences around the world some of which are: the UICC World Cancer Congress, Geneva Switzerland, the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP), Her area of special interest is breast cancer care particularly in the context of Limited Resource Countries (LRC’s) and she is the Principal Investigator of the RUSM- funded research project entitled “ Improving Breast Cancer Care in the Commonwealth of Dominica- a Limited Resource Country”. Dr. Dyer has a great love for teaching and was awarded the De Vry Legacy of Service Award.

She has gained audit experience in several fields, can speak and write French, is a member of Lions Club International and enjoys tennis. She is also a trained mentor for the mentorship of at- risk youths with the Camp Rescue Londonderry Programme in Dominica. “It is a pleasure and privilege to be involved in the shaping and training of future physicians here at RUSM and working with colleagues from all over the world.