Louis B. Rice, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Joukowsky Family Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the Physician-in-Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He serves as the Executive Physician-in-Chief of Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center and Women & Infants Hospital. Dr. Rice is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Medicine, Inc.
Dr. Rice is a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Editor-in-Chief of the ASM journal, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship and residency in medicine at New York University Medical Center. He also completed clinical and research fellowships in infectious diseases at the former New England Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria; preventing hospital infections; and developing antibiotic usage strategies that will minimize the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.