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Dr. David A Byer

Dr. David A Byer

Associate Lecturer, Emergency Medicine

Consultant responsible for Prehospital Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital


Dr. David Byer is a trained fulltime emergency physician and is currently practicing Emergency Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and Sandy Crest Medical Centre in Barbados.
He has been a physician from 1995 and a postgraduate-trained Emergency Physician from 2002.
He is currently the Consultant at the QEH with special responsibility for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and is directly responsible for the Emergency Ambulance Service in Barbados.
Dr.Byer is the Medical Coordinator for the Medical First Responder (MFR), EMT-Basic and Paramedic Courses of the Barbados Community College.

Dr Byer is also the current Medical Director for the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs.
Recipient of Order of British Empire (OBE), (Queens New Year’s Days Honours 2020 Barbados Award) for service and contribution in the field of Emergency Medicine.


  • MBBS, UWI,1995
  • DM, Emergency Medicine,UWI,2002

Teaching Areas

Prehospital Care
Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 659392, 6 pages
The Barbados Emergency Ambulance Service: High Frequency of Non-Transported Calls
Sherwin E. Phillips,1 Pamela S. Gaskin,2 David Byer,1 W. L. Cadogan,1 Andrew Brathwaite,1 and Anders L. Nielsen2

Additional Info

Local collaborator University of Leicester

Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN)

Project - Exploring the Feasibility and Value of a Regional Network for First Responders (RN4FR) to Reduce Avoidable Disaster Deaths in the Caribbean Region:


Emergency Medicine, Prehospital Care, Ambulance

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