Jennifer Rymer, MD, Named John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Medicine

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Jennifer Rymer, MD, has been named the John Bush Simpson Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Rymer joined the Duke Cardiology faculty in July, 2020 as an interventional cardiologist. She is the second woman in Duke’s history to join the interventional team.

Rymer was a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Duke from 2014 to 2019 and did her internal medicine residency here from 2011 to 2014 following her graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rymer has 70 publications to her credit and serves on leadership and publication committees for the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.  She is also the recipient of the Walter Floyd Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology, the DCRI Harrington Research Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, the Women as One Research Award, the William Keating Career Development Award from the American College of Cardiology, and a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association.

The work she did during fellowship, particularly on the Inclusion and Diversity Task Force, led Rymer to devote some of her time to increasing the representation of representation in the field of cardiology. She was recently named the trainee liaison for the Department of Medicine’s Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) where she has helped create and facilitate programs tailored to the needs of women trainees.

She hopes to demonstrate, through her work with PWIM and elsewhere, that a career in cardiology is a fulfilling and rewarding choice for women. Rymer is also member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute.