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Practice Philosophy

"As a pediatric physician I aspire to provide high quality, family centered, and culturally competent care to all of my patients. I believe that care should be collaborative with family members and all healthcare providers, as well as compassionate. I am committed to being an advocate for the best healthcare for all patients, promoting health equity, and helping to train future generations of excellent pediatric healthcare providers."

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Valley Children's Healthcare Excellence in Promotion of Learning Environment - Pediatric Residency Program
  • 2021 Valley Children's Healthcare Board Meritorious Distinguished Teacher Award in General Pediatrics
  • 2020 Valley Children's Healthcare Best Nocturnist Teaching Award Pediatric Residency Program
  • 2020 Valley Children's Healthcare Best On-The-Spot Teaching - Pediatric Residency Program
  • 2018 Stanford Pediatrics Research Presentation Award
  • 2015 Harvard University Presidential Scholarship Award
Dr. Kerrilynn Rice is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric hospitalist in 2019. She is board eligible in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Dr. Rice enjoys caring for children from birth to early adulthood, and has a passion for advocating for children and families to ensure every child reaches their optimal health and well-being.

At Valley Children’s, Dr. Rice serves in a number of roles within the Pediatric Residency Program and Graduate Medical Education. She is an Academic Coach for Valley Children’s residents and a Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) in the Department of Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine at Stanford University. She serves on the resident recruitment and application review committees. She is also involved in leading sessions for trainees in the Leadership and Academic Medicine Curriculum track. In the upcoming academic year she will take on a new leadership role as the Associate Program Director for the Valley Children’s Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Rice’s scholarly interests include health advocacy, health disparities, quality improvement, resident education, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She was scholar in the Stanford Pediatrics Residency Community Engagement and Advocacy Program, where doctors are trained to promote child health and reduce child health disparities through community engagement and legislative advocacy. She was also a scholar in the Stanford University Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity Program, which trains leaders in academic medicine dedicated to DEI, and to improve the culture of medicine.

In addition to her advocacy and health equity work, Dr. Rice has conducted research in the areas of childhood obesity, child abuse prevention, and adolescent health. She is currently working on quality improvement projects to improve care for febrile infants and pediatric patients with bronchiolitis. She has presented her research and lead workshops at several national pediatric conferences. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals, including Clinical Pediatrics, MedEdPORTAL, and the Harvard Public Health Review.

Dr. Rice completed her pediatric residency at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She completed her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. At UCSF she also completed curriculum in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) program. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Child and Maternal Health, from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of California San Francisco
  • Graduate SchoolPublic Health - Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • ResidencyPediatrics - Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Recent Publications:

1. Jones J, Rice K*, Cueto V, Del Valle Mojica C, Stawicke M, Salem S, Talley E; Blankenburg R. Increasing Healthcare Workers' Proficiency with Using Professional Medical Interpretation: A Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;16:11017. Published 2020 Nov 9. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11017.

2. Allende-Richter SH, Johnson ST, Maloyan M, Glidden P, Rice K*, Epee-Bounya A. A Previsit Screening Checklist Improves Teamwork and Access to Preventive Services in a Medical Home Serving Low-Income Adolescent and Young Adult Patients. Clinical Pediatrics (Phila). 2018 06; 57(7):835-843.

3. Rice, K. , Jumamil, R. , Jabour, S. , and ChengJ.. Role of Health Coaches in Pediatric Weight Management: Patient and Parent Perspectives. Clinical Pediatrics 56, no. 2 (2017): 162-170.


1. Rice, K., Bruce, J., Chamberlain, L. Qualitative Examination of an Innovative Promotora-led Parenting and Mentorship Program Aimed at Decreasing Rates of Child Abuse in High Risk Communities. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 30th 2019.

2. Rice K, Del Valle Mojica C, Cueto V , Jones J, Stawitcke M, Salem S, Talley E, Blankenburg R. Empowering Providers to Improve the Care of Families and Patients with Limited English Proficiency. Academic Pediatrics Association (APA) Regional (IX & X); Meeting Monterey, CA January 28th, 2018.

Additional Information

  • Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) - Department of Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine - Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director - Valley Children’s Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
  • Academic Coach - Valley Children’s Healthcare Pediatric Residency Program
  • Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member - Section on Minority Health Equity and Inclusion - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member - Section on Hospital Medicine - American Academy of Pediatrics