Rodney A. White, M.D. is Director, Vascular Surgery Services at Long Beach MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach, California and prior Chief of Vascular Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. His academic appointment is Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery with Special Qualifications In General Vascular Surgery and the by the American Board of Laser Surgery. He also has a permit as a Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator from the State of California, and is a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Dr. White's research interests include the development and evaluation of artificial implant materials, and laboratory and clinical investigation of fundamental problems and new procedures in vascular surgery. He is co-inventor of a process for fabricating microporous biomaterials including an artificial bone substitute that was recently awarded the First Annual US Congressional Golden Goose Award for federally funded research that has led to significant patient care and economic benefit. Current research programs involve the development and evaluation of endovascular surgical devices including atherectomy devices, stents, abdominal and thoracic endoluminal prostheses, and angioscopy and intraluminal ultrasound imaging technologies. Dr. White is the recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and numerous national clinical studies.
Dr. White is the author of more than 250 papers and 200 book chapters, and is co-author or editor of twelve books addressing a broad spectrum of topics in vascular and endovascular surgery. He is a member of several industrial and governmental panels evaluating new medical technologies. He is past Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. White is an active member of 21 regional, national and international societies and is past-President of the International Society for Endovascular Specialists, and past Secretary of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
- Vascular Surgery
- General Surgery