Sydney Rice, MD, MSc is a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a doctoral degree in Medicine from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in Health Evaluation Sciences from the University of Virginia. She completed a fellowship in developmental pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She has been on the pediatric faculty at the University of Arizona since 2005.
She is the director of the University of Arizona LEND (Leadership in Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), a Maternal Child Health funded program that supports professionals in 15 different professions to learn to work together on interdisciplinary teams.
She is the Co-Director of the Childhood Autoimmune Encephalopathy Program at the UA, a program supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health. The program has both a clinical and research focus.