Richard White, M.D.

Richard H. White, M.D.


Internal Medicine



Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine


  • Chief of General Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine


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4150 V St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Rocklin

550 West Ranch View Dr., Suite 2005
Rocklin, CA 95765
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Phone: 916-734-7005
Fax: 916-734-2732
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 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. 


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976

American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1980

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

Anticoagulation Forum

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.