Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has been appointed the new President of Morehouse School of Medicine.
And it is a historic achievement.
Dr. Rice is the first African American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.
When asked about the secret of her success the Harvard-educated obstetrician and gynecologist says in no uncertain terms that it is her “passion.” She adds, “The one thing I have always been fortunate to have is passion.”
Indeed, she is a renowned infertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist. Her work in women’s health and research has earned her international recognition, especially her steadfast commitment to eliminating disparities in women’s health.
Rice says women make the majority of health care decisions for the family so it is important they take better care of themselves and make the right choices. “It is critical for women to be healthy because they play a very pivotal role in determining the health and welfare of their family.”
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice on this phenomenal achievement!