Richart Harper, M.D.

Richart William Harper, M.D.


Internal Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


  • Professor


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UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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, idiopathic 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.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine


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

Select Recent Publications

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