Teresa Catherine Rice, MD
Dr. Teresa "Tracy" Rice is a board certified surgeon that specializes in abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgery in Charleston, South Carolina. She specializes in management of patients with end stage organ failure of the liver, kidney, and pancreas, including the evaluation and selection of patients for transplantation. She also performs general surgery procedures on patients with cirrhosis and end-stage organ disease. In addition, she treats patients with liver, bile duct, and gallbladder cancer. She performs laparoscopic and robotic surgery of the liver and bile ducts. Additionally, she has a particular interest in laparoscopic and robotic living donor kidney surgery.
When working with patients, Dr. Rice focuses on the inherent dignity of each individual. Her patient care philosophy is to treat each patient as if they were her family – with compassion and respect – creating the optimal environment to improve her patient's quality of life as they determine the best treatment plan together. She believes in working collaboratively with the patient and with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary transplant team.
Dr. Rice completed undergraduate studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and then her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, including a two-year research fellowship where she received T32 funding and several national awards for her research in immunology.
Dr. Rice completed fellowships in Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. This program provides a robust transplant and HPB experience focusing on preoperative, operative, and postoperative care in pediatric and adult patients. Her training included the development of a robotic donor nephrectomy program and experience with normothermic deceased donor liver machine perfusion. Upon completion of fellowship, Dr. Rice joined MUSC as an assistant professor of surgery in the Transplant Surgery Division. Her research interests include improving access to surgery and transplant outcomes for under-represented populations.
- Fellowship at Barnes Jewish Hospital
- Residency at University of Cincinnati
- Medical School at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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