Free Mesothelioma Information Packet

David C. Rice M.D.


Dr. David Rice is the director of the Mesothelioma Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has been well lauded for his progressive and innovative work in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma and thoracic cancer. Today he is commonly recognized as among the leading mesothelioma experts in the United States.

Dr. Rice received his bachelor’s degree in Ireland before transferring to Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, where he received his medical doctorate. From Trinity, he went on to complete an internship at St. James Hospital in Dublin before coming to the United States in 1992. In the US, Rice completed a residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the well regarded Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Rice began actively practicing medicine in 2001 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as an assistant surgeon and assistant professor of surgery, where he is still on the staff. The Mesothelioma Program has made important strides in the current treatment regimens for malignant mesothelioma and brought minimally invasive surgical treatment methods into current regimens.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, you should explore all possible treatment options, including those at the Mesothelioma Program headed by Dr. Rice. Identifying mesothelioma and other thoracic disease early is paramount to the success of the treatments doctors can offer you. All patients have treatment options and should consult with many different physicians and opinions as to what the best possible therapies are for the individual patient.

  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.