Richard H. White, M.D.
- Chief of General Medicine
- Professor of Medicine
Philosophy of Care
To provide patients with all the knowledge necessary to understand and take responsibility for their medical condition.
Dr. White's clinical interests include: Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, prevention, treatment, epidemiology, rheumatology, and anticoagulation therapy.
Dr. White's research centers on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, which collectively is called venous thromboembolism.
He runs a 3000 patient anticoagulation clinic and direct a thrombosis specialty clinic. Where they conduct clinical research and to clinical epidemiology studies using large data bases.
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 1973
B.A., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1968
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1973-1975
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1976-1979
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1980
American College of Physicians
International Society of Thrombosis Haemostasis
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Clinical Instructor, 1991
Outstanding Faculty Teacher, 1982
Select Recent Publications
Sadeghi B, White RH, Maynard G, Zrelak P, Strater A, Hensley L, et al. Improved coding of postoperative deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in administrative data (AHRQ patient safety indicator 12) after introduction of new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Medical Care, 2015;53(5):e37-e40.
Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, White RH. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. Medical Care, 2015;53(4):e31-e36.
Ho G, Brunson A, White RH, Wun T. Vena cava filter use in cancer patients with acute venous thromboembolism in California. Thrombosis Research, 2015;135(5):809-815.
Khanna R, Maynard G, Sadeghi B, Hensley L, Medvedev S, Danielsen B, White RH. Incidence of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolic codes in medical patients hospitalized in academic medical centers. J of Hosp Med, 2014;9(4):221-225.
White RH, Geraghty EM, Brunson A, Murin S, Wun T, Spencer F, et al. High variation between hospitals in vena cava filter use for venous thromboembolism. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013;173(7):506-512.
Boyle S, White RH, Brunson A, Wun T. Splenectomy and the incidence of venous thromboembolism and sepsis in patients with immune thrombocytopenia. Blood, 2013;121(23):4782-4790.
Sadeghi B, Romano PS, Maynard G, Strater AL, Hensley L, Cerese J, White RH Mechanical and suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis and delayed mobilization but not morbid obesity are associated with venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: A case-control study. J of Hosp Med, 2012;7(9):665-671.
White RH. Identifying risk factors for venous thromboembolism. Circulation, 2012;125(17):2051-2053.