Rebecca Kummer, MD

Internal Medicine

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“The best part of my job as a clinician is getting to know my patients and hearing their stories. I am dedicated to meeting patients where they are at, treating them with respect and dignity, and providing them with quality, evidence-based care.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kummer completed her internal medicine residency training at Hennepin Healthcare in June 2021 and is now working as an internal medicine chief resident at Hennepin Healthcare. She divides her time between overseeing the residency program, teaching trainees and providing patient care on the wards and in the medicine clinic. She has a special interest in pulmonary and critical care and plans to start a fellowship in the summer of 2022.


  • Kummer, R., Shapiro, R., Marini, J., Huelster, J., Leatherman, J. (2021). Paradoxically Improved Respiratory Compliance with Abdominal Compression in COVID-19 ARDS. Chest, S0012-3692(21)00903-X. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.05.012
  • Kummer, R.L., Considine, K.A., Rankin, M.A., Hubbard, L.M., Lam, T.S., Thornton, L.T., Lindsay, A.R., Ahiskali, A.S., Leatherman, J.W. (2021). Enhanced Thromboprophylaxis in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 Infection. Thrombosis Update, 3, 100048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tru.2021.100048.
  • Kummer, R., Kempainen, R., Olives, T., Leatherman, J., Prekker, M. (2021). Naloxone-Associated Pulmonary Edema Following Recreational Opioid Overdose: A Case Series. [Manuscript Submitted for Publication].

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society


  • Chief Resident


“I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading books, cooking Brazilian cuisine, and learning Portuguese.”