Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She joined Morehouse in 2011, after serving as professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, then dean and senior vice president, at Meharry Medical College. Her clinical and research interests are in reproductive medicine, ovarian cancer and menopause. She has an impressive record of research funding and publication. Montgomery Rice serves multiple professional organizations, including serving as chair of the American Medical Association’s OB/GYN Section. She holds numerous teaching and research awards and is recognized for her professional and community service, notably for support of minority and professional women. Her activities also reflect her interests in women’s health issues, minority health care and health disparities.
Montgomery Rice received her degree from Harvard Medical School in 1987 and completed her internship and residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology and infertility at Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit.