sam rice-townsend MD

Samuel  Rice-Townsend, MD

Attending Surgeon

Assistant Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7800
  • Fax: 617-730-0477

Medical Services


  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hydrocele
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Branchial cleft anomalies


  • Surgery


  • Surgery Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7800 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education



Seattle Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Surgery), 2016

Seattle, WA


Boston Children’s Hospital (Surgical Critical Care), 2011

Boston, MA


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2008

Boston, MA

Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine, 2007

Stanford, California


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2014

Boston, MA


  • General Surgery

  • Surgical Critical Care


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Riggle KM, Rice-Townsend SE, Waldhausen JH. Thoracoscopic division of vascular rings. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Feb 02.
  2. Rice-Townsend S, Barnes JN, Hall M, Baxter JL, Rangel SJ. Variation in practice and resource utilization associated with the diagnosis and management of appendicitis at freestanding children's hospitals: implications for value-based comparative analysis. Ann Surg. 2014 Jun; 259(6):1228-34.
  3. Rice-Townsend S, Gawande A, Lipsitz S, Rangel SJ. Relationship between unplanned readmission and total treatment-related hospital days following management of complicated appendicitis at 31 children's hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):1389-94.
  4. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Barnes JN, Lipsitz S, Rangel SJ. Variation in risk-adjusted hospital readmission after treatment of appendicitis at 38 children's hospitals: an opportunity for collaborative quality improvement. Ann Surg. 2013 Apr; 257(4):758-65.
  5. Rice-Townsend S, Chen C, Barnes JN, Rangel SJ. Variation in practice patterns and resource utilization surrounding management of intussusception at freestanding Children's Hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):104-10.
  6. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Barnes JN, Baxter JK, Rangel SJ. Hospital readmission after management of appendicitis at freestanding children's hospitals: contemporary trends and financial implications. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1170-6.
  7. Yu PT, Rice-Townsend S, Naheedy J, Almodavar H, Mooney DP. Delayed presentation of traumatic infrapopliteal arteriovenous fistula and pseudoaneursym in a 10-year-old boy managed by coil embolization. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Feb; 47(2):e7-10.
  8. Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Jenkins KJ, Roberson DW, Rangel SJ. Analysis of adverse events in pediatric surgery using criteria validated from the adult population: justifying the need for pediatric-focused outcome measures. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun; 45(6):1126-36.
  9. Rice-Townsend S, Ramamoorthy C, Dutta S. Thoracoscopic repair of a type D esophageal atresia in a newborn with complex congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Sep; 42(9):1616-9.
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