Mark Rice, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Rice received his MD degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and is Professor of Anesthesiology, Division Chief for Multispecialty Anesthesia, and the Executive Vice Chair at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In his clinical role, he is in charge of the clinical operations in the Vanderbilt operating rooms and oversees over 120 clinical anesthesiologists. His academic interests include the accuracy, interferences, and statistical analysis of point-of-care (POC) blood measurement devices. He has published numerous research articles, reviews, and editorials regarding the use and statistical analysis of various glucose and hemoglobin POC devices. Dr. Rice holds nine US patents. He has founded two start-ups, including a pharmaceutical distribution business that was sold to a major investment group and a glucose measurement start-up that raised more than $25 million from four of the leading medical device venture capital firms. He is very interested in resident education and has received the annual resident’s teaching award five times at three different institutions. Dr. Rice serves on the American Board of Anesthesiology’s MOCA Minute Committee editorial board. He has consulted for several companies including Roche Diabetes.