Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

President and Dean
Morehouse School of Medicine

Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine. She is the first woman to lead the institution.

Before becoming president, she served as MSM’s dean and executive vice president.

Previously, Montgomery Rice was dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College. There, she founded and directed the Center for Women’s Health Research, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color.

A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, Montgomery Rice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Valerie  Montgomery Rice, President and Dean