Kathryn Rexrode

Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine
Chief, Division Of Women’s Health
Co-Chair, Center For Women’s Health


Dr. Kathryn Rexrode is the Chief of the Division of Women’s Health in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, she is the Director for the Office for Women’s Careers in the Center for Center for Diversity and lnclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).

Dr. Rexrode is the Director of the Gretchen and Edward Fish Center for Women’s Health where she also practices primary care. Building on its core mission of leading the field in state-of the-art care for women, the Division of Women’s Health also conducts translational women’s health research and leads innovative education programs for medical students and faculty to advance the health of women.

Dr. Rexrode has broad and deep research experience in women’s health, with a particular interest in the role of hormonal factors on chronic disease, as well as the understanding of sex differences. She is the author of more than 250 research publications and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2002. Her current research focuses on the impact of metabolism and female-specific risk factors on the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Dr. Rexrode is MPI for the Harvard BIRCWH K12 program and leads the Career Enhancement Core for the Brigham/Harvard SCORE program.

In her role as Director for the Office for Women’s Careers in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion she works to support women’s careers and their academic advancement, to address issues of diversity and inclusion, and to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. She has lead seven cohorts of the Women’s Leadership Program for women junior faculty at BWH, and has lectured widely on leadership skills for women and advancing gender equity.