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Medical School

  • Stanford University School of Medicine , 2007 , Stanford , California


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital , 2008 , Boston , MA


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children’s Hospital , 2011 , Boston , MA


  • Seattle Children’s Hospital , 2016 , Seattle , WA


  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


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  1. Madenci AL, Madsen CK, Kwon NK, Wolf LL, Sonderman KA, Zalieckas JM, Rice-Townsend SE, Haider AH, Ricca RL, Weil BR, Weldon CB, Koehlmoos TP. Comparison of Military Health System Data Repository and American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric. BMC Pediatr. 2019 11 08; 19(1):419. View abstract
  2. Dao DT, Hayden LP, Buchmiller TL, Kharasch VS, Kamran A, Smithers CJ, Rice-Townsend SE, Zalieckas JM, Becker R, Morash D, Studley M, Wilson JM, Sheils CA. Longitudinal Analysis of Pulmonary Function in Survivors of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2020 01; 216:158-164.e2. View abstract
  3. Dao DT, Kamran A, Wilson JM, Sheils CA, Kharasch VS, Mullen MP, Rice-Townsend SE, Zalieckas JM, Morash D, Studley M, Staffa SJ, Zurakowski D, Becker RE, Smithers CJ, Buchmiller TL. Longitudinal Analysis of Ventilation Perfusion Mismatch in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Survivors. J Pediatr. 2020 Apr; 219:160-166.e2. View abstract
  4. Yu PT, Jen HC, Rice-Townsend S, Guner YS. The role of ECMO in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Semin Perinatol. 2020 02; 44(1):151166. View abstract
  5. McEvoy CS, Ross-Li D, Held JM, Jones DA, Rice-Townsend S, Weldon CB, Ricca RL. Geographic distance to pediatric surgical care within the continental United States. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun; 54(6):1112-1117. View abstract
  6. Sonderman KA, Taylor KK, Rice-Townsend SE. Reply to Letter to the Editor. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 06; 54(6):1265. View abstract
  7. Rice-Townsend SE, Aldrink JH. Controversies of enteral nutrition in select critically-ill surgical patients: Traumatic brain injury, extracorporeal life support, and sepsis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb; 28(1):47-52. View abstract
  8. Sonderman KA, Wolf LL, Madenci AL, Kwon NK, Armstrong LB, Wanis KN, Taylor K, Uribe-Leitz T, Koehlmoos TP, Ricca RL, Weil BR, Weldon CB, Haider AH, Rice-Townsend SE. Opioid Prescription Patterns for Children Following Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Ann Surg. 2018 Dec 22. View abstract
  9. Farr BJ, Rice-Townsend SE, Mehta NM. Nutrition Support During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018 Dec; 33(6):747-753. View abstract
  10. Sonderman KA, Wolf LL, Armstrong LB, Taylor K, Jiang W, Weil BR, Koehlmoos TP, Ricca RL, Weldon CB, Haider AH, Rice-Townsend SE. Testicular atrophy following inguinal hernia repair in children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 May; 34(5):553-560. View abstract
  11. Taylor K, Sonderman KA, Wolf LL, Jiang W, Armstrong LB, Koehlmoos TP, Weil BR, Ricca RL, Weldon CB, Haider AH, Rice-Townsend SE. Hernia recurrence following inguinal hernia repair in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov; 53(11):2214-2218. View abstract
  12. Riggle KM, Rice-Townsend SE, Waldhausen JHT. Thoracoscopic division of vascular rings. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jul; 52(7):1113-1116. View abstract
  13. 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. View abstract
  14. 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. View abstract
  15. 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. View abstract
  16. 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. View abstract
  17. 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. View abstract
  18. 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. View abstract
  19. 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. View abstract
  20. 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. View abstract