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David Rice, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. David Rice is an associate professor in the University of Texas Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and completed his studies as a medical student at the Trinity College School of Medicine within the University of Dublin. Dr. Rice was an intern at the St. James Hospital in Dublin, Ireland and later graduated as a fellow, focusing on T-Cell research, and on how stimulating these could improve immune system response towards cancer cells. Dr. Rice completed his residency in general surgery in Rochester, Minnesota, at the Mayo Clinic. Currently a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery professor at the University of Texas, Dr. David Rice has an American Board of Thoracic Surgeons certification in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • Education & Training


    University of Dublin, Trinity College School of Medicine - 1991

    Medical School


    Mayo Clinic



    Mayo Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Languages: English/Spanish


    1515 Holcombe Blvd

    Houston, Texas 77030

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. David Rice has contributed to 3 publications.

    Autotransplantation for central non-small cell lung cancer in patients with poor pulmonary function

    Michael J. Reardon, MD, Jon-Cecil M. Walkes, MD, and David C. Rice, MD

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    Induction chemoradiotherapy prior to esophagectomy in elderly patients is not associated with increased morbidity

    David C. Rice, MB, , Arlene M. Correa, PhD, Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD, Nidhi Sodhi, MD, W. Roy Smythe, MD, Stephen G. Swisher, MD, Garrett L. Walsh, MD, Joe B. Putnam Jr, MD, Ritsuko Komaki, MD, Jaffer A. Ajani, MD, Jack A. Roth, MD

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    Risk factors associated with atrial fibrillation after noncardiac thoracic surgery: analysis of 2588 patients

    Vaporciyan AA1, Correa AM, Rice DC, Roth JA, Smythe WR, Swisher SG, Walsh GL, Putnam JB Jr.

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    American College of Chest Physicians

    American Medical Association

    Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

    Texas Medical Association

    The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

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September 08, 2014

by Roger T.

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“I highly recommend Dr. Rice. He is a brilliant thoracic surgeon!”