PACE Medical Advisory Board - University Of Arizona

Sydney Rice, MD

Dr. Rice is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a doctoral degree in Medicine from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in health evaluation sciences from the University of Virginia. She completed a Developmental-Behavioral Fellowship at the University of Virginia. She is an active clinician caring for children with disabilities, including seeing children with autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain injury, preterm birth, early drug exposure, and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS). She participates in multiple research teams investigating each of these conditions. She is the Co-Director of the Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona. The CPAE program was initiated at the University of Arizona Steele Research Center in 2016.