Richard H. White, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Richard H. White, M.D.

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Rehired

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



Internal Medicine



Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

To provide patients with all the knowledge necessary to understand and take responsibility for their medical condition.

Clinical Interests

Dr. White's clinical interests include: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, prevention, treatment, epidemiology, rheumatology, and anticoagulation therapy.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. White's research centers on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), which collectively is called venous thromboembolism (VTE).

He is medical director of an outpatient anticoagulation service that manages 1500 patients, and he sees patients who have blood clots in a Thrombosis specialty clinic.


General Medicine
Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care

Undergraduate School

B.A., Physics, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 1968

Medical School

M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 1973


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1973-1976


General Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1977-1979


Rheumatology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1977-1979

Outstanding Clinical Instructor, 1991

Outstanding Faculty Teacher, 1982

Sadeghi B, White RH, Maynard G, Zrelak P, Strater A, Hensley L, Cerese J, Romano P. 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. Med Care. 2015 May;53(5):e37-40. doi:10.1097/MLR.0b013e318287d59e. PMID:23552433.

Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, Sand H, Auerbach A, Chia CY, Maynard G, Romano PS, White RH. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. Med Care. 2015 Apr;53(4):e31-6. doi:10.1097/MLR.0b013e318286e34f. PMID:23552437.

Ho G, Brunson A, White R, Wun T. Vena cava filter use in cancer patients with acute venous thromboembolism in California. Thromb Res. 2015 May;135(5):809-15. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Feb 7. PMID:25747821.

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 Hosp Med. 2014 Apr;9(4):221-5. doi:10.1002/jhm.2159. Epub 2014 Feb 5. PMID:24497463.

White RH, Geraghty EM, Brunson A, Murin S, Wun T, Spencer F, Romano PS. High variation between hospitals in vena cava filter use for venous thromboembolism. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):506-12. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2352. PMID:23552572.

Boyle S, White RH, Brunson A, Wun T. Splenectomy and the incidence of venous thromboembolism and sepsis in patients with immune thrombocytopenia. Blood. 2013 Jun 6;121(23):4782-90. doi:10.1182/blood-2012-12-467068. Epub 2013 May 1. PMID:23637127.

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.