Advocate Radiation Oncology

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  • Bachelors Degree – William & Mary – Chemistry
  • Medical School – University of Michigan
  • Residency – University of Michigan – Radiation Oncology

David Rice, M.D.

Over the last two decades, Dr. David Rice has dedicated his life to patient care and advancing the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Rice regularly reviews the newest developments and literature and ensures that patients are treated according to the highest academic standards.

Dr. Rice graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a degree in chemistry. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School, followed by an internship at the University of Hawaii. During his residency in radiation oncology in Ann Arbor, MI, he was active in head and neck cancer gene therapy research. He has been in Port Charlotte since 1999.

Dr. Rice is involved in several research areas, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery, hypofractionation, and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

He has served as the president of the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers, as well as the Chief of Staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. He is also active in the American Cancer Society locally, and has been on the board of directors for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology for several years, serving as the radiation oncology representative. He has also been a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Rice enjoys golfing and attending sporting events. He is also a knowledgeable car enthusiast.