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Director, Preventive Medicine Residency

Biographical Information

Dr. Aymes currently serves as the Program Director for the UNC Preventive Medicine Residency Program seated in the Department of Family Medicine.  She also practices at the UNC Medical Weight Program at Eastowne and Panther Creek locations  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.  She obtained her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  

After practicing primary care in academic settings in New Jersey, providing care for uninsured patients in North Carolina, and working as a physician advisor/consultant for 9 years, she returned to training at UNC and completed a Master’s in Public Health and preventive medicine residency.   

Outside of work, she can most often be found playing card games and watching Marvel movies with her 3 children, walking her rescue puppy with her husband, camping and hiking, reading science fiction novels, and trying out new creative hobbies.  

Areas of Interest

Dr. Aymes is interested in addressing the disease of obesity and its associated complications through population health approaches, teaching the next generation of public health physicians, and influencing policy decisions affecting health coverage for state employees.  

  • Department of Family Medicine