Yale '62 - Obituaries - Robert P. White

Robert P. White, M.D.

Born: November 10, 1940
Died: September 16, 1996

Bob was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and prepared for Yale at Benson High School. Bob was an Honors Major in Anthropology. He was on the Dean's List and held the Lapham Scholarship his senior year. He graduated cum laude.

He was a member of Davenport College, where he captained the Football team and also played hockey, baseball and softball.

After graduation he received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

He served his internship in the First Medical Division of Bellevue Hospital, New York City. His first year residency was served at Bellevue and his second year residency was at Harlem Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.

He served with the Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of major. He was chief of internal medicine and acting commander of the 34th General Hospital, APO New York.

Bob was the chief of the nephrology section and medical director of St. Luke's Dialysis Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1978 until his retirement in 1991. Previously, he was assistant clinical professor of medicine at Temple University for six years.

His other professional positions include assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University Medical College, New York City; assistant attending surgeon and physician at New York Hospital, New York City; associate director of out-patient dialysis at Rogosgin Kidney Center, the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and assistant professor of biochemistry and surgery, Cornell University Medical College.

Also, he was an instructor in biochemistry and surgery, a fellow in surgery and a research fellow in biochemistry, all at Cornell University Medical College; a renal fellow at Harlem Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and assistant visiting clinical physician, Harlem Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.

Bob was a member of New York County Medical Society; the New York State medical Society; the American Medical Association; the New York Nephrology Society; the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs; the American Society for nephrology; the International Society of Nephrology and the New York Academy of Sciences.

He was the author of numerous publications, abstracts and presentations.