Naval surgeon joins Kent Hospital medical staff


Board certified general surgeon Brian K. Reed, MD, has joined the Kent Hospital medical staff and Affinity Physicians, an affiliate of Care New England Health System.

Dr. Reed comes to Kent from the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., where he served as the department head of general and urologic surgery since 2011. While at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Dr. Reed served as a combat surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Dr. Reed has served in the U.S. Navy since 2004.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Reed to Kent Hospital and with his extensive experience as a trauma surgeon in the U.S. Navy, we feel privileged to have him on staff,” said Sandra L. Coletta, COO of Care New England, president and CEO of Kent Hospital. “Dr. Reed’s knowledge and training while serving our country will be a great asset to Kent and Care New England’s surgery program as it continues to expand, and most importantly, for the patients of our community.”

In addition to being part of the surgical program at Kent, Dr. Reed has joined the surgical staff at Women & Infants Hospital, which is part of the Care New England Health System. He is also trained in robotic surgery.

Dr. Reed received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tenn., and completed general surgery residency training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. After completion of residency, Dr. Reed served for five years on active duty in the United States Navy. During his time in military service, Dr. Reed served as staff general surgeon and department head of general surgery at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. During 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, serving at a forward surgical hospital in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His contributions during this deployment earned him the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Additionally, his accolades include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Fleet Marine Forces Officer Qualification.

Dr. Reed’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical techniques for gastroesophageal reflux disease; paraesophageal, inguinal and ventral hernia disease, and advanced laparoscopic surgery for diseases of the colon, spleen and adrenal glands.

Affinity Physicians, LLC, is a multi-specialty group of surgeons, primary care physicians and medical sub-specialists throughout the Care New England Health System. 

For more information or to make an appointment, call West Bay Surgical Associates at 739-8010. For more information on surgery at Care New England, visit



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