I am a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Duke, and have served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery since 2007. During this time, I have overseen our division's clinical, teaching, and research missions, as well as have served in numerous departmental and institutional roles within Duke Children's services. Over the past several years, I have developed an increasing interest in global surgery, particularly on clinical and research questions that challenge the practice of pediatric surgery in resource-constrained environments. Rice leads the Duke-Guatemala Pediatric Surgery/Urology Project, an ongoing clinical, educational, and research collaboration with the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala.
Global Surgical Care
nLack of access to surgical care threatens the health of people throughout the world’s poorest regions, and impacts all areas of health care. This seminar will address issues surrounding the delivery of surgical and anesthesia care in low- and middle income countries for students and clinical trainees in global health. This course will focus on surgical care delivery and management; workforce, training, and education; and economics and finance. The content of this course will be based on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery report and support materials. The format will be a weekly seminar, readings, and case studies. Instructor: Rice
MAJOR: Focused Study
Gulack BC, Heydari S, Figueroa L, Tew S, Taicher BM, Ross SS, Boyd D, Rice HE. Ranking and rating analyses of barriers to surgical care for children in Guatemala. International Journal of Surgery Research and Practice, 2015 2:032.
Gulack BC, Rialon KL, Englum BR, Kim J, Talbot LJ, Adibe OO, Rice HE, Tracy ET. Factors associated with survival in pediatric adrenocortical carcinoma: An analysis of the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2015 Oct 23. pii: S0022-3468(15)00648-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.039.
Vanden Berg RW, Bierman EN, Van Noord M, Rice HE, Routh JC. Nephron-sparing surgery for Wilms’ tumor: A systematic review. Urologic Oncology, 2015 Aug 5. pii: S1078-1439(15)00346-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2015.07.003.
Rialon KL, Englum BR, Gulack BC, Guevara CJ, Bhattacharya SD, Shapiro ML, Rice HE, Scarborough JE, Adibe OO. Comparative effectiveness of treatment strategies for severe splenic trauma in the pediatric population. American Journal of Surgery, 2015 Jul 31. pii: S0002-9610(15)00417-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.06.009.
Englum BR, Rothman J, Leonard S, Reiter A, Thornburg C, Brindle M, Wright N, Heeney MM, Smithers C, Brown RL, Kalfa T, Langer JC, Cada M, Oldham KT, Scott JP, St.Peter S, Sharma M, Davidoff AM, Nottage K, Bernabe K, Wilson DB, Dutta S, Glader B, Crary SE, Dassinger MS, Dunbar L, Islam S, Kumar M, Rescorla F, Bruch S, Campbell A, Austin M, Sidonio R, Blakely ML, Rice HE, Splenectomy in Congenital Hemolytic Anemia (SICHA) Consortium. Hematologic outcomes after total splenectomy and partial splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2015 Oct 23. pii: S0022-3468(15)00637-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.028.
Raske ME, Dempsey ME, Dillman JR, Dory CE, Garber M, Hayes LL, Iyer RS, Kulkarni AV, Myseros JS, Rice HE, Rigsby CK, Ryan ME, Strouse PJ, Westra SJ, Wootton-Gorges SL, Coley BD, Karmazyn B. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Vomiting in Infants Up to 3 Months of Age. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2015 Sep;12(9):915-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.05.023. Epub 2015 Aug 5.
Benrashid E, McCoy CC, Rice HE, Shortell CK, Cox MW. Mycotic saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm in an infant after cardiac catheterization. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2015 Oct;29(7):1447.e5-1447.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.06.061. Epub 2015 Jun 23.
Gulack BC, Englum BR, Rialon KL, Talbot LJ, Keenan JE, Rice HE, Scarborough JE, Adibe OO. Inequalities in the use of helmets by race and payer status among pediatric cyclists. Surgery, 2015 Aug;158(2):556-61. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.02.025. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
Rice HE, Englum BR, Gulack BC, Adibe OO, Tracy ET, Kreissman SG, Routh JC. Use of patient registries and administrative datasets for the study of pediatric cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 2015, 62: 1495-1500. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25506. PMID: 25807938. (Rice HE. Reply to Comment on "Use of Patient Registries and Administrative Datasets for the Study of Pediatric Cancer". Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2015 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25794.)
Rialon KL, Gulack BC, Englum BR, Routh J, Rice HE. Factors impacting survival in children with renal cell carcinoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, (2015 Jun;50(6):1014-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.03.027. Epub 2015 Mar 14. PMID: 25805005.
Rice HE, Englum BR, Rothman J, Leonard S, Reiter A, Thornburg C, Brindle M, Wright N, Heeney MM, Smithers C, Brown RL, Kalfa T, Langer JC, Cada M, Oldham KT, Scott JP, St.Peter S, Sharma M, Davidoff AM, Nottage K, Bernabe K, Wilson DB, Dutta S, Glader B, Crary SE, Dassinger MS, Dunbar L, Islam S, Kumar M, Rescorla F, Bruch S, Campbell A, Austin M, Sidonio R, Blakely ML, and the Splenectomy in Congenital Hemolytic Anemia (SICHA) Consortium. Clinical Outcomes of Splenectomy in Children: Report of the Splenectomy in Congenital Hemolytic Anemia (SICHA) Registry. American Journal of Hematology, 2015; 90(3): 187-192. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23888 PMID: 25382665
Englum BR, Rialon KL, Speicher PJ, Gulack B, Driscoll TA, Kreissman SG, Rice HE. Value of surgical resection in children with high-risk neuroblastoma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 2015 Sep;62(9):1529-35. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25504. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PMID: 25810376.
Lane WO, Zanotti G, Barbas AS, Rice HE. Congenitally absent small bowel mesentery and internal herniation: A rare presentation of bowel obstruction in the adult. The American Surgeon, 2015 Feb;81(2):E48-9. PMID: 25642853
Ryan ME, Palasis S, Saigal G, Singer AD, Karmazyn B, Dempsey ME, Dillman JR, Dory CE, Garber M, Hayes LL, Iyer RS, Mazzola CA, Raske ME, Rice HE, Rigsby CK, Sierzenski PR, Strouse PJ, Westra SJ, Wootton-Gorges SL, Coley BD. ACR appropriateness criteria head trauma child. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2014 Oct;11(10):939-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.07.017. PMID: 25164794
Schweitzer M, Aucoin J, Docherty SL, Rice HE, Thompson J, Sullivan DT. Evaluation of a discharge education protocol for pediatric patients with gastrostomy tubes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2014 Sep-Oct;28(5):420-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.01.002. PMID:24582896
Nguyen K, Bhattacharya SD, Maloney MJ, Figueroa L, Taicher BM, Ross S, Rice HE. Self-reported barriers to pediatric surgical care in Guatemala. The American Surgeon 2013 Sept; 79(9):885-888.
Kuo BJ, Vissoci JR, Egger JR, Smith ER, Grant GA, Haglund MM, Rice HE. Perioperative outcomes for pediatric neurosurgical procedures: Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program — Pediatrics. Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, (In press).
Saxton AT, Poenaru D, Ozgediz D, Ameh EA, Farmer D, Smith ER, Rice HE. Economic analysis of children's surgical care in low- and middle- income countries: A systematic review and analysis. PLoS One, 2016 Oct 28;11(10):e0165480. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165480. PMID: 27792792