• Nephrology
  • Dialysis

Areas of interest


Dr Dwyer is a nephrologist and transplant physician with an interest in metabolic health. In 2020 Karen became a fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is undertaking training through the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. Karen is Clinical Director at Kidney Health Australia and Professor of Medicine at Deakin University.Karen is passionate about improving the health and well-being of the community taking a holistic and integrated approach with an emphasis on lifestyle management.Karen has published over 100 peer review articles with her research interest being adnosine signalling in kidney transplantation. In 2021 she was presented the inaugural Burnstock Lecture for her contribution to the field. The highlight of Karen's clinical career was as the lead physician for Australia's first hand transplant in 2011 which was recognised with Quality Award by St. Vincent's Health Australia. Karen has served on the council and executive of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand and is currently the Oceania representative on council for the International Transplant Society. In 2018 Karen was awarded the Leader in Transplantation Award for gender equity advocacy.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Geelong Endocrinology and Diabetes

248 Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Epworth locations


Epworth Geelong


  • MBBS
  • PhD


  • Renal disease
  • Diabetes

Professional Associations

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
  • Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • The Transplantation Society

Public Appointments

  • University Hospital Geelong