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Meet the State Chairs

Richard L. White, Jr., MD, FACS

Richard L. White, Jr., MD, FACSState Chair, North Carolina


  • Graduate of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY
  • Residency at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship at National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Richard White, MD, FACS, is the chief of surgical oncology at Levine Cancer Institute and department of surgery and professor of surgery at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. White believes that through their role, State Chairs are at the forefront of advancing systematic cancer care. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) provides the foundation.

“What better way to help cancer programs get better and better,” he said.

In his spare time, Dr. White enjoys travel, hiking, and golf.