David C. White, MD David C. White, MD

David C. White, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

4.9 out of 5  (286 ratings, 40 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I specialize in surgical treatment of diseases of the lungs and chest organs other than the heart. Many patients I see either have lung cancer or require biopsy to diagnose lung problems. I think it’s important to talk to patients in ways that they’ll understand. To do this, I sometimes use analogies or put things in every day terms to make things simpler. I became a doctor because I like to treat people of all ages and stages of life and helping them through difficult times. I really enjoy when we can tell a patient with cancer that their tumor has been removed, or that we’ve been able to confirm that their scans look clear of any problems. I grew up in New Jersey and have three school-aged children who keep me busy when I am not at work. I also like to cook, exercise and spend time outdoors.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1996
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1996-2003
FELLOWSHIP
Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2003-2006
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My interests include studying how lung cancer care is delivered to patients in a timely, evidence-based manner, including appropriate use of staging, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Duke Raleigh Hospital was part of a multi-center national study supported by the American College of Surgeons that demonstrated best practices can be achieved in the community setting.

PUBLICATIONS
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Ratings and Reviews

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OVERALL PROVIDER RATING
4.9 out of 5 (286 ratings, 40 reviews)

 
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.