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Board eligible by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Kerrilynn Rice joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric hospitalist in 2019.

Dr. Rice has a passion for community engagement and advocacy and has dedicated her time to volunteering in a variety of community programs, including being a medical volunteer at Camp Conrad Chinnock for diabetes and a program coordinator at Children’s Hospital Oakland Youth Obesity Camp. Dr. Rice was a resident 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.

In addition to her community work, Dr. Rice has conducted in-depth research on issues including decreasing rates of child abuse in high risk communities and pediatric weight management. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals, including Clinical Pediatrics.

Dr. Rice earned a Master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health and a medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency through the Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program, where she rotated at clinical sites including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Valley Children’s Hospital. During her residency, Dr. Rice received the Stanford Pediatrics Research Presentation Award.

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