Anthony Dwyer, MS, AHFP

As the Vice President of Medical Technology and Innovation for Operation Smile, I am responsible for the development the Operation Smile Online Global University: an online education platform that will be coupled alongside existing training programs in-country to support blended learning and innovative educational solutions. Additionally, I support the selection, creation, and testing of technology needed to create a global electronic health record for patient medical data.  Further, fostering the facilitation of comprehensive and follow-up care for patients by supporting data and analytics requirements for medical oversight and quality, while providing insights to programs and operations teams for continuous improvement of programmatic activities. Finally, I assist in facilitating an existing partnership with Microsoft's AI for Good Campaign that aims to create artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that determine quality of surgical results globally.

Affiliations[edit | edit source]

March, 2021 - Present:

Operation Smile
Vice President of Medical Technology and Innovation

July, 2016 - Present:

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP)
Healthcare Engineering Systems Center (HCESC)-Granger College of Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Faculty Appointments
Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Health Sciences Education and Pathology
Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor - Healthcare Engineering Systems Center, Granger College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Education[edit | edit source]

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (August 2019 - Present)

Ph.D. Learning Design & Leadership

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (April, 2016 - December, 2017)

M.S. Human Factors

Concentration: Aerospace Engineering

Loyola University Chicago (January, 2010 – December, 2012)

B.A. Magna Cum Laude Management

Concentration: Healthcare Emergency Management

Publications/Presentations[edit | edit source]

(ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9946-3918)

  1. Crawford, M.L., Dwyer, A.M., Elkattah, R., & Pearl, R.H., (2017). A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Presented at 2017 American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting (ACS NSQIP).
  2. Crawford, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Elkattah, R., & Pearl, R.H., (2017). A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Presented at 2017 Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) Worldwide Congress. Panel Discussion on Robotic Resident Training.
  3. Crawford, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Elkattah, R., & Pearl, R.H., (2017). A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Presented at 2017 Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting. Presenter and Panel Discussion on Robotic Resident Training.
  4. Crawford, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Elkattah, R., & Pearl, R.H., (2017). A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Presented at 2017 OSF Saint Francis Jump Simulation and Education Center Executive Management Counsel.
  5. Wickham, G.P., & Dwyer, A.M., (2017). Beyond Star Trek: The Next Generation of Medical School Simulation Curricula. (Vol. 4, No. 9) Association of American Medical Colleges "Curriculum Inventory in Context"
  6. Nitzche, B., Dwyer, A.M., DeSutter, M. & Elkattah, R., (2018). A Curricular Framework for Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Education in Robotic Surgery. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218(2), S954. https//:dio.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.12.122
  7. Crawford, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Elkattah, R., & Pearl, R.H., (2018). A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Accepted for Oral Presentation at 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in HealthCare.
  8. Theleman, C., Dwyer, A.M., Conlee, L., & Anderson, R.A., (2018). Integration of a Technical Skills Curriculum: Prospective Benefits for Surgical Residency Applicants. Accepted for Oral Presentation at 2018 Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting.
  9. Vazquez-Melendez, E.L., Dwyer, A.M., (2018). Integration of a Simulated Interprofessional Clinical Skills Curriculum: A Prospective Investigation for Standardized Performance. Accepted for Oral Presentation at 2018 Stanford Medicine X Annual Conference.
  10. Crawford, D.L. & Dwyer, A.M., (2018). Evolution and Literature Review of Robotic General Surgery Resident Training 2002-2018. Updates in Surgery, 70(3), 363-368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13304-018-0573-x.
  11. Evans, C.R., Medina, M.G. & Dwyer, A.M. (2018). Telemedicine and Telerobotics: From Science Fiction to Reality. Updates in Surgery, 70(3), 357-362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13304-018-0574-9.
  12. Crawford, D.L. & Dwyer, A.M., (2018). 14 years Analysis of Educating Robotic Surgeons. Accepted for Oral Presentation at 2018 Festival Internazionale della Robotica, Pisa, Italy.
  13. Medina, M.G., Tsoraides, S.S., & Dwyer, A.M., (2018). Review and update: Robotic Transanal Surgery (RTAS). Updates in Surgery, 70(3), 369-374. https://dio.org/10.1007/s13304-018-0580-y.
  14. Keynote Speaker, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, 2018 Resident Scholarship Retreat. Evolution of Simulation & Clinical Applications of Technology. Burlington, Iowa.
  15. Delano, A., Huckley, J., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L., (2018). A Critical Examination of Robotic General Surgery; A Retrospective Analysis of 14 Years of Resident Training 2002-2016. American Medical Association 16th Annual Research Symposium.
  16. Fisher, J., Berrocal, Y., Hammersmith, L., Darr, A., Dwyer, A.M., (2019). Creating Engaging Faculty-Produced Microlecture Videos for Flipped Classroom in Undergraduate Medical Education. International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). Roanoke, VA.
  17. Aiyer, M., Santoro, T., Kersh, M.E., Dominguese, D., Dwyer, A.M., Barrows, S., Moshage, S., (2019). International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019). KneeView: A Virtual Education Window for Musculoskeletal Training. Research Study Development & Presentation Program (DPP). San Antonio, TX
  18. Vazquez-Melendez, E.L., Dwyer, A.M., (2019). International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019). Central Venous Catheter Training: Standardization Across Specialities Pays Off. Research Study Development & Presentation Program (DPP). San Antonio, TX
  19. Vazquez-Melendez, E.L., Dwyer, A.M., (2019). International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019). Integration of a Simulated Interprofessional Clinical Skills Curriculum: A Prospective Investigation for Standardized Performance. Research Study Development & Presentation Program (DPP). San Antonio, TX
  20. Moit, H., DeSutter, M., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L. (2019). Standardized Robotic Training and Evaluation in a General Surgery Program. Order of Saint Francis 2019 Research Symposium.
  21. Dwyer, A.M., Martial, R., Lane, R., Vazquez-Melendez, E (2019). Central Venous Catheter Training: Standardization Across Residencies Pays Off. Order of Saint Francis 2019 Research Symposium.
  22. Moit, H., DeSutter, M., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L. (2019). Standardized Robotic Training and Evaluation in a General Surgery Program. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2019. New Orleans, LA.
  23. Moit, H., DeSutter, M., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L. (2019). Standardized Robotic Training and Evaluation in a General Surgery Program. American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference. Washington D.C.
  24. Delano, A., Huckley, J., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L., (2019). A Critical Examination of Robotic General Surgery; A Retrospective Analysis of 14 Years of Resident Training 2002-2016. Medical Research Day at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Peoria, IL.
  25. Huckley, J., Delano, A., DeSutter, M., Crawford, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., (2019). Ergonomic Assessment of Robotic General Surgeons: A Pilot Study. Medical Research Day at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Peoria, IL.
  26. Moit, H., DeSutter, M., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L. (2019). Standardized Robotic Training and Evaluation in a General Surgery Program. Medical Research Day at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Peoria, IL.
  27. Jorgenson, L., Kersh, M., Moshage, S., Hsu, I.G., Barrows, S., Santoro, T., Aiyer, M., Dwyer, A.M., Farmer, J., Formella, K., Dominguese, D. (2019). KneeView: Virtual Education Window. Medical Research Day at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Peoria, IL.
  28. Moit, H., DeSutter, M., Dwyer, A.M., Crawford, D.L. (2019). Standardized Robotic Training and Evaluation in a General Surgery Program. Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), 10th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.
  29. Dwyer, A.M., Huckley, J., Kabbani, M., Delano, A., DeSutter, M., Crawford, D.L., (2019). Ergonomic Assessment of Robotic General Surgeons: A Pilot Study. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 13 (4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-019-00996-1
  30. Moit, H., Dwyer, A.M., De Sutter, M., Heinzel, S., & Crawford, D. (2019). A Standardized Robotic Training Curriculum in a General Surgery Program. JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 23(4). https://doi.org/10.4293/jsls.2019.00045
  31. Dwyer, A.M., Pak, C,. De Sutter, M., Heinzel, S., Wang, Y., Wolford, R.W. (2020). An Objective Assessment of Fatigue and Resident Cognition: A Prospective Cohort Study. Accepted for Presentation at ACGME 2020, San Diego, CA.
  32. Jennifer Rehbein MD, Harley Moit DO, Sally Heinzel PhD, Michelle DeSutter, Anthony Dwyer MS, AHFP, J. Stephen Marshall MD (2020). Total Robotic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (RBPDDS) Outcomes. Accepted for Presentation and Publication. JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.