Rye Estepp, MD
Bartlett Women’s Clinic
Dr. Rye Estepp is the founder of Bartlett Women’s Clinic, a new OB/GYN office that opened in July of 2013. Dr. Estepp has special interests in infertility, adolescent medicine, high risk pregnancy, and is dedicated to promoting minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laproscopic techniques and use of the DaVinci surgical robot.
Rye grew up on a farm in Vermont as the oldest of six children. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1998 with a double major in dance and chemistry. While she was an undergraduate, she spent her summers at Dartmouth Medical School doing research on breast cancer and the advancement of flow cytometry techniques. She also studied in Vienna for a semester, where she studied classical ballet at the Viennese Conservatory. After graduating, she spent the next four years combining graduate school classes with managing the DNA Core Facility at Marshall University and dancing professionally with the Charleston Ballet. She graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in 2006, and moved to Memphis, TN for her OB/GYN residency. Her interest in cancer research continued, and during her residency she completed a project evaluating Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer with help from Dr. Tillmanns at the West Clinic. She also won the residency award for outstanding performance in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Following graduation in 2010 she took a job in private practice with Mid-South OB/GYN, during which time she won the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for her role as clinical faculty for the UT OB/GYN residency program. After three years she decided to leave her group to go into solo practice and opened Bartlett Women’s Clinic. Shortly after the clinic opened, she moved her family to Bartlett, solidifying her commitment to her new community. She remains on the clinical faculty for the UT residency program, and is an active member of the Memphis Robotic Surgical Society.
When she is not at work, Dr. Estepp continues to indulge her love of ballet, and is a sponsor of Ballet Memphis, where she takes class as often as possible. She is married to Dr. Jeremie Estrepp, a faculty physician at St. Jude, and together they enjoy travel, restoration of their 1869 house in historic Bartlett, and raising their two children; Heath and Eleanor.