Richard L. White, MD

  • Surgical Oncology
Richard L. White, MD
Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute (Breast & Surgical Oncology)
1021 Morehead Medical Drive
Suite 6200
Charlotte, NC 28204
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Adults


Practicing Specialties

Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

Basal Cell CancerBenign And Malignant Diseases Of The BreastBi-Lateral MastectomyBreast CancerBreast DiseaseBreast Lump RemovalBreast SurgeryBreast UltrasoundCancerClinical ResearchDouble MastectomyDuctal Carcinoma In SituImmunotherapyMastectomyMelanomaPartial MastectomySentinel Lymph Node Biopsy


  • English


“Cancer surgery often results in cure and allows me to see the impact on my patients and their families. Our team’s goal is to treat patients as we would a member of our own families.”

Dr. White is board certified in surgery and completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. His primary clinical interests are breast cancer and cutaneous malignancies/melanoma. He is chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, endowed professor of surgery, co-director of the Barbara Levine Breast Center and co-director of the Cutaneous Malignancy Program at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute.

The American Cancer Society has awarded Dr. White the St. George National Award for outstanding contributions to the control of cancer. He has also been named a Best Doctor in America and a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

Dr. White feels few things in life are more difficult than a cancer diagnosis. Both of his parents died of cancer, so he understands the effect cancer has on a family. It became clear during his surgical training that he wanted a deep and lasting relationship with his patients combined with the skills that could make a difference in their lives.

He received his medical degree at Columbia University and completed his residency at Georgetown University. He followed that with a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

In his spare time, he and his family enjoy the beach, hiking and traveling.


Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


Columbia University, 1986


Georgetown University, Surgery, 1992


National Cancer Institute, Surgical Oncology and Immunotherapy, 1993


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