Health & Wellness

Saint Michael’s Medical Center Announces Appointment of Emergency Department Director

49c97ba9ffc606dc00b5_DrKevinEdwards1200x800.jpg
Dr. Kevin Edwards was named the medical director of Saint Michael's Medical Center's Emergency Department. Credits: Saint Michael's Medical Center
49c97ba9ffc606dc00b5_DrKevinEdwards1200x800.jpg

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.

Sign Up for E-News

“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. 
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Newark

Nation’s largest timber office building coming to Bears Riverfront Stadium site in Newark

February 5, 2018

Newark, NJ--Plans to develop the nation’s largest timber office building to be built on Newark's old Bears Riverfront Stadium and adjacent Lincoln motel sites were unveiled Monday by commercial real estate firm Lotus Equity Group.

The 11-story commercial office building, designed by Vancouver-based Michael Green Architecture, will anchor Riverfront Square—an ...

Britnee Timberlake Joins New Jersey General Assembly Replacing Sheila Oliver’s Post

January 30, 2018

Former Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake was sworn in Monday to fill the seat vacated by Sheila Oliver, who became the first black woman to assume statewide office in Garden State history when she became lieutenant governor earlier this month.

Timerlake, an East Orange resident, will represent the 34th District, which ...

Low-Income Families Who Need Safe Cribs Have Nowhere to Go

February 15, 2018

One recent email came from a pastor in East Orange, sharing the struggles of a young couple who have no safe place for their baby to sleep.

Then, there was also a phone call from a Newark hospital, making its fourth request in two years, as well as a frantic text from Puerto Rico, for a family who lost everything in the hurricane.

They all pleaded for the same thing: A safe crib for a ...