Norman S. Rice, M.D.

Dr. Norman Rice has been a practicing anesthesiologist for over 15 years, serving in both the academic and private practice arenas.

Dr. Rice received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida. He furthered his training at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he completed a residency in Anesthesiology and served as Chief Administrative Resident for USC University Hospital. While at USC, Dr. Rice received the Guidel Award, the University’s highest academic award, and stayed on as faculty at USC as a specialist in cardio-thoracic anesthesia before entering private practice in 1995. In 1996, he moved to Dallas, joined Metro Anesthesia and became Chairman in 2004, serving as Chairman and CEO for seven years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors.

With extensive experience in molecular biology laboratories, Dr. Rice has performed laboratory bench research on diabetes and has also won research awards for his work on the immune system. He has treated hundreds of AIDS patients and been directly involved with AIDS related clinical studies. In addition, Dr. Rice has vast experience in trauma anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and neuro-anesthesia. From 1997 through 2007, he treated trauma victims on a weekly basis at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, one of only three “level one” trauma centers in the entire city.

Dr. Rice is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and currently serves as the Medical Director at Trinity Park Surgery Center in Arlington, and is the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia at the Medical Center of Arlington.

Dr. Rice is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He enjoys traveling and most sports, especially skiing and scuba diving.