Our Team

Louis Rice, M.D.

Chair of the Department of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital

Dr. Louis B. Rice is the Chairman of Medicine and Joukowsky Family Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Physician-in-Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He also 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 of University Medicine, Inc., a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty medical group with practices in Providence, RI and its surrounding communities. Dr. Rice previously served as Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and as Chief of Medical Service at the Cleveland VA Medical Center as well as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Editor-in-Chief of the ASM journal, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, where he currently chairs the research committee and the research on resistance working group, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He served as the Chair of the National Institutes of Health study section on drug discovery and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and for 10 years as associate editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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.