Dr. Carmel Dyer
Dr. Carmel Dyer

Dr. Carmel Dyer has been named chief of staff for Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital (LBJ), part of the Harris Health System. She was named associate dean for Harris County Programs for the Medical School, effective July 1.

Dyer, professor and director of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, is the fourth chief of staff in the hospital’s history.

“It’s an honor to be able to work with so many dedicated people at Harris Health System and UTHealth,” Dyer said. “Together, we bring great value to our community. My goal is to further develop our leadership teams to enhance the delivery of high-quality healthcare to our patients and promote the professional growth of all our healthcare team.”

The Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers, the governing body for Harris Health System, ratified Dyer’s appointment by Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo.

“Dr. Carmel Dyer is a passionate and caring clinician and is deeply committed to the teaching programs at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital,” Colasurdo said. “As chief of staff, she will work closely with Harris Health System leadership and LBJ’s service chiefs to foster a culture of excellence in clinical care and patient safety. On behalf of all of us at the Medical School, I congratulate Dr. Dyer on this appointment.”

Dyer is an internationally recognized expert on geriatrics and elder abuse. On numerous occasions, she has testified on the topic in congressional hearings in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Stetson University in Florida, earning her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. Dyer is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Society of America, and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

— Harris Health System