Name and Position

Dr Philip Rice MRCPath; FRCPath, BSc Physiology

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 288630


Consultant Virologist

Speciality:  Medical Microbiology

Sub-speciality:  Virology

Special clinical interests:  Varicella zoster virus and cytomegalovirus infections

Research: Epidemiology of Varicella zoster virus infections and evolution of virus in man

Degrees and Universities: BSc (Hons) Physiology (neuroscience) 1984; MB BS St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School 1987, University of London; FRCPath 2006

Current memberships: Royal College of Pathologists and Society of General Microbiology

Telephone: 01603 288587

GMC number: 3203325

Professional expertise: 27 years in Microbiology and Virology; Specialist expertise in herpes virus infections, particularly varicella-zoster virus. Also extensive knowledge of congenital, blood-borne virus, papillomavirus and imported infections. Acts as an expert in Medico-legal cases for the Medical Defence Union.

Personal profile: Enjoy cycling both community and for leisure and amateur astronomy