Joukowsky Family Professor of Medicine, Chair of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


Dr. Rice received his AB degree from Harvard College in 1977 and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983.  He trained in Internal Medicine at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center from 1983-1986.  After completing his residency, he trained in clinical infectious diseases at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School, followed by three years working in the laboratories of Robert C. Moellering, Jr., M.D. at the Deaconess Hospital and George A. Jacoby, M.D. at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  In 1990, Dr. Rice moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he assumed a staff position in the Infectious Diseases Section at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.  In 1996, Dr. Rice became Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Chairman of the VA Medical Center Infection Control Committee.  In 1999, Dr. Rice became Chief of the Medical Service at the Cleveland VAMC and Vice Chairman of Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  In 2010, Dr. Rice moved to his current position as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Physician-in-Chief of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI.  Dr. Rice’s laboratory effort has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health, and he is an author of more than 180 original papers and invited reviews.  He is a Fellow and former Director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.  His research interests focus on the mechanisms of gene exchange and penicillin resistance in enterococci, the molecular epidemiology of resistant enterococcal infection, the molecular genetics of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in Gram-negative bacilli and the influence of antibiotic administration on the emergence of resistance in the clinical setting.

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