Biographies

Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Newborn Services, St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Director, Neonatology Fellowship Training Program

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-3149

Fax: 513-636-7868

Email: ward.rice@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Hypotension in ELBW infants; EMR

Research Interests

Processing of Surfactant Protein C

Biography

Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program and Director of Newborn Services, St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Dr. Rice received MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and has been on the faculty since 1983. He has been the Director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program since 1990. During this time, he has supervised the clinical training of more than 100 fellows who currently hold academic appointments across the United States and around the world.

His past NIH supported research accomplishments included identification of novel G-protein coupled receptors on alveolar type II cells and studies of the interaction of the opportunistic pathogen P carinii with alveolar type II cells. He currently works in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Weaver to study biosynthesis of Surfactant Protein C.

Education and Training

PhD: 1972-76 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

PhD: Biochemistry, Thesis Advisor: T.L. Steck, MD, Thesis: "Pyruvate Flux Across The Isolated Human Erythrocyte Membrane"

MD: 1972-78 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Internship: 1978-79 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Residency: 1979-81 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Fellowship Neonatology: 1981-83 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1983; Sub-board Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1983.

Publications

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