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Richart William Harper, M.D. View profile as PDF

Richart William Harper

Clinical Interests

Dr. Harper specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. In collaboration with the UC Davis Interstitial Lung Disease Specialty clinic, he predominantly sees patients with sarcoidosis, idopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and connective-tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease. He also provides expertise in cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a means to diagnose patients with unexplained shortness of breath, or to better assess response to therapy. 


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Harper's research includes the study of important signaling molecules regulating mucosal innate immunity and allergic responses. This includes the study of mechanisms that are critical for neutrophil recruitment in the airway epithelium.




Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1993


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1993-1996


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1996-1999

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2000

Professional Memberships:

American Academy for the Advancement of Science
American College of Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine

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To see if Richart William Harper is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).