Surgical Research and Practice

Dr. Jeffrey W Clymer (Hon. Editor-in-Chief)


Jeffrey Clymer is an instructor in pharmacology at Sinclair College, Mason, OH and serves as a consultant in biostatistics and medical writing for Ethicon, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. After graduating with majors in chemistry and classical languages from Colby College, Waterville, ME, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a thesis on deuteron quadrupole resonance in small carboxylic acids. Dr. Clymer served as a research fellow at New York University, investigating analytical methods of photoacoustic spectroscopy, and went on to work at World Precision Instruments, New Haven, CT, where he designed ion-selective electrodes and other electrophysiological research devices.

Dr. Clymer spent the bulk of his fabled career at Procter & Gamble, Mason, OH, developing respiratory care products. In his work there, he acquired an extensive background in pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacology and statistics, and completed the first transcriptomics study to monitor rhinovirus infection. Currently he consults at Ethicon performing statistical and medical evaluation of surgical devices, including ultrasonic and advanced bipolar vessel sealers. Dr. Clymer is the author of over 40 papers in the field of medical devices.