KANSAS CITY (Friday, October 4) – Dr. Marilyn Rymer, vice president of neurosciences at The University of Kansas Hospital headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate for a two-year term. In this role, Rymer will help lead the achievement of the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities.
Marilyn M. Rymer, MD is the founder of the internationally recognized Stroke Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, which she directed for 20 years. In 2001, Dr. Rymer led the development of the Saint Luke’s Brain and Stroke Institute that provides comprehensive services to people with diseases of the nervous system and spine. She is Professor of Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine is the author of numerous articles on acute stroke treatment and stroke center development.
Dr. Rymer serves on numerous national professional committees committed to improving stroke care in the U.S. and around the world. She chairs the Stroke Systems Work Group for the American Academy of Neurology and is a fellow of the American Stroke Association where she serves on the Leadership Committee of the Stroke Council.
As a member of the Midwest Affiliate Board of Directors, Rymer will help oversee the American Heart Association’s efforts in an 11-state region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
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