Dr. Laurel Rice presently serves as the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI.
Dr. Rice attended college and medical school at the University of Colorado. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. After four years on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Virginia (UVA) successfully recruited her to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her 14 years at UVA, Dr. Rice was appointed Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, established a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, and served as Vice Chair of the Department of OBGYN.
Nationally recognized as an expert in the care of women with gynecologic malignancies, Dr. Rice has published extensively in this field. Her research interest is focused on hormones and human malignancies, specifically endometrial carcinoma. She has lectured extensively throughout the US.
Dr. Rice continues to serve in leadership positions of many national organizations including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the Council of University Chairs in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Gynecologic Obstetrics Society, to name a few. She was recently appointed to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Since 2006 Dr. Rice has served on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She currently serves as Director for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology as well as Representative on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an examiner for candidates seeking board certification in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as in the subspecialty area of Gynecologic Oncology. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of Gynecologic Oncology and as a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, both highly regarded journals in her field.