As a Cardiologist and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University, Jennifer
Dickerson, MD, thrives in the academic medical center environment. "I enjoy being constantly stimulated,
surrounded by people with great thoughts and ideas-the brain power is amazing. I enjoy being an educator."
Dr. Dickerson also noted that she likes to participate in programs through the university such as the Faculty
Leadership Institute through FAME "Through the education I learned in the Faulty Leadership Institute I was
able to grow my leadership skills that helped to prepare me for new challenges."
While her colleagues and students keep her inspired, her patients keep her impassioned. "It's hard to say
what I'm most passionate about in my career, but what it boils down to is patient care," said Dr. Dickerson.
"Being able to explain and communicate options to patients is what keeps me going, the simple "thank you" at
the end of the day makes every hard day worth it."
Dr. Dickerson always had an interest in math and science, dissecting fish in her kitchen as a young girl. She
earned her medical degree from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton. She then
completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical cardiology at Ohio
State's Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Dickerson also completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging at
Ohio State. In her free time she likes to spend time with her 10-year-old son by watching his baseball and
Once piece of advice she has for aspiring MD's is to not let the hard days get you down. "The only things
worth having are things you have to work hard for-it's a measure of success and fortitude to show how you
deal with the road blocks."