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Meet our Medical Team

Top physicians focused on natal care advising Ni-Q

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

Ni-Q Medical Advisor

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the Chief Medical Advisor of Ni-Q. She is also the sixth president and current dean of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the free-standing medical institution. A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, she most recently served as dean and executive vice president of MSM, where she served since 2011.

Prior to MSM, she served as dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president of health affairs at Meharry Medical College where she founded and directed the Center for Women’s Health Research, one of the nation’s first research centers devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color.

Dedicated to the creation and advancement of health equity, she holds membership in many organizations and boards. She has also received numerous accolades, including the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Women of Impact (2014); YWCA – Women of Achievement (Atlanta-2014 and Nashville-2007); American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Medal (2011); and Working Mother Media Multicultural Women’s Legacy Award (2011).

A Georgia native, Dr. Montgomery Rice holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, MI.


David Adamkin, MD

Ni-Q Medical Advisor

Dr. David Adamkin is a neonatologist in Louisville, Kentucky and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Health Louisville and Kosair Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been practicing medicine for nearly four decades, with most of his time spent in neonatal and perinatal practice.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Adamkin is an active researcher, professor, director and author. He has written extensively on the care and treatment of very low birth weight infants.

Dr. Adamkin is a member of many associations and is certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He was also an AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) Fellow.


Keith Balderston, MD

Ni-Q Medical Advisor

Dr. Keith Balderston is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the Oregon Health Sciences University where he received his medical degree. He has spent his career as a perinatologist, concentrating on maternal health.

He also has extensive experience with patients with cervical insufficiency and pregnancy loss. He is an expert in vaginal and transabdominal cerclage placement.

A member of multiple associations, Dr. Balderston is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.