Transplant Surgeon Tracy Rice M.D. Joins the Department of Surgery

Lauren Hooker
February 24, 2022
Tracy Rice MD Joins the Department of Surgery

Teresa “Tracy” Rice, M.D., joins the MUSC Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery. Dr. Rice completed her Abdominal Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Fellowship at Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital. During her fellowship training, she held the academic appointment of Clinical Instructor in Surgery. She completed her General Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2012.

“Dr. Rice comes to us exceedingly well trained, with a unique skill set in robotic donor nephrectomy and normothermic deceased donor liver machine perfusion experience,” said Dr. Derek DuBay, Chief of Transplant Surgery. “Women are underrepresented in the field of Transplant surgery, and we are excited to have recruited such a well-trained, high-character individual as Dr. Rice from a field of nearly 50 applicants.”

Nationally, 12 percent of transplant surgeons identify as female. Regarding the need for representation for women in transplant surgery, Dr. Rice believes her presence as a transplant surgeon will provide a better level of comfort to female patients. 

Dr. Rice is an active member of multiple national societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Association of Women Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons, and The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Her research efforts are also quite impressive. She currently has seven book chapters,  18 manuscripts, and 22 posters and presentations to her name, many of which she served as a Lead Author. Dr. Rice received T32 funding during surgical residency and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Grant while in Medical School.