Kristen R. Rice M.D., 31
Dermatologist, Rice Dermatology PLLC; Medical Director, Utica Square Skin Care, Tulsa
For Rice, dermatology isn’t only skin deep. It’s about making the whole person better. “The initial reason that I became interested in dermatology was the idea that treating skin disease could improve a person’s self-image and self-esteem, and in turn help them to have a more successful and enjoyable life,” she says. The Jenks High School graduate has set goals for herself throughout her life – first graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and, later, completing a dermatology residency at Duke University. Whether working in a medical or cosmetic capacity, Rice loves the variety of her work. “Living in Tulsa with my husband and son, being near both of our families, and having a dermatology practice here is a dream come true,” she says.