Dr. Bridges coordinates the surgical curriculum and training of third and fourth year medical students assigned to the Regional Medical School Campus – Fort Pierce.
Dr. Bridges is a general, thoracic and vascular attending surgeon at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. He has served as attending thoracic and vascular surgeon at Indian River Memorial Hospital, Saint Lucie Medical Center and Raulerson Hospital during the past 10 years, and also served as Chief of Surgery at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. After 30 years of busy surgical practice, Dr. Bridges has transitioned to academics. Dr. Bridges and his wife, Myrna, have been married for 37 years, and have two children, daughter Dr. Kimberly Bridges and son Kenneth Bridges, II. Dr. Bridges is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He enjoys teaching and is committed to the training of future doctors.
B.A., Cheyney University, Pa., 1973
M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1977
Surgical Internship, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 1978
Surgical Residency, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 1982
Cardio-Thoracic Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985
Florida Medical Association
American Board of Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
1. Cardiac Surgery(Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes) Second Edition 1993, Vol. 1. Published by Churchill Livingstone. “The Effect of Phentolamine in Controlling Temperature and Acidosis Associated with Cardiopulmonary Bypass”, cited on page 79 and referenced on page 118:B30.
2. Bridges KG, Welch GW, et al. CT Detection of Occult Pneumothorax in Multiple Trauma Patients. Journal Emergency Medicine 11:179, March-April 1993.
3. Bridges KG, Hasapes G. Perforated Peptic Ulcer: Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital Physician 20:74 October 1984.
4. Bridges KG, Reichard GA Jr, MacVaugh H III, et al. The Effect of Phentolamine in Controlling Temperature and Acidosis Associated with Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Critical Care Medicine 13:72, 1985.
5. Bridges KG, Hennesy VL, Hoffman WS, et al. Report of Successful Use of Janke-Barron Heart Support in Coronary Revascularization. Texas Heart Institute Journal 9:321, 1982.
6. Bridges KG, Donnelly JC Jr,. Acute Occlusion of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm complicated by Bilateral Lower Extremity Venous Thrombosis. Cardiovascular Diseases: Bulletin of the Texas Heart Institute 8(1), March 1981.