From February 2001 to July 2002, before assuming the role of executive vice president for physician services and chief clinical officer, James Dwyer, DO, MBA, was vice president and chief operating officer at Virtua Memorial. There, Dr. Dwyer played an integral role in the $19.6-million expansion of Virtua Memorial's operating rooms and critical care unit.
Dr. Dwyer has served in a number of national leadership roles over the last 10 years and, most recently, has been serving as the chairman of the Health Management Academy's fellow advisory committee. Dr. Dwyer is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with the College of Executive Coaching.
Dr. Dwyer became a member of the Memorial Hospital Medical Staff in 1980 and has held several positions, including medical staff president from 1990 to 1992. He became Virtua Memorial's director of outcomes measurement and then vice president of medical affairs in 1992. With the creation of Virtua, he became vice president of physician relations and remained vice president of medical affairs at Virtua Memorial. Throughout his career, Dr. Dwyer continues to practice medicine as a rheumatologist. He has been named a top doctor by both The Guide to Top Doctors in America and South Jersey Magazine.
Dr. Dwyer graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In May 2006, Dr. Dwyer received an executive master in business administration from the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and he delivered the commencement address on "Leadership in Business." He was inducted into Beta Sigma Gamma, the international business honors society.