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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Richard White, MD

Richard White, MD Sports Medicine & General Orthopaedics




Meet Dr. White

Richard A. White, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in sports medicine and general orthopaedics. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry, with a minor in biology, from University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and graduated with his medical degree in 1999.

Dr. White completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri in 2004. After his five-year residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas where he was actively involved in the care of athletes on the Houston Astros baseball team, the Houston Texans National Football League team, and with athletes from the University of Houston.

Dr. White is board certified in orthopaedics, has a subspecialty certification in sports medicine, and treats disorders of the hip, the knee, the ankle, the shoulder, the elbow, and the wrist. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He is currently involved in research regarding the use of nanoparticles in ACL grafts with a patent that is pending.

Professional Experience


Board Certification


Medical Licensure


Education and Training




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Team Physician/Coverage Experience

  • Stephen's College, Columbia, MO 2005–Present
  • University of Missouri, 2005-2009
  • Sports Advantage (Area High Schools), 2005-2009
  • Northeast Missouri Cyclones Semi–Pro Football, 2005
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Professional Wrestling, Columbia, MO Sept. 23, 2007
  • Assistant Team Physician (Fellowship), Houston Texans, 2004-2005

Elected Positions

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Council of Delegates, 2009-2012 (term)

Professional Affiliations

  • AMA (American Medical Association), 1995–Present
  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), 1999 – Present
  • AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine), 2005–Present
  • AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America), 2005–Present
  • MAOA (Mid-America Orthopaedic Association), 2007–Present
  • AOA–ELP (American Orthopaedic Association–Emerging Leader Program), 2004-2012
  • MSOA (Missouri State Orthopaedic Association), 2001-2010
  • Missouri Medical Association, 2006–2009
  • Boone County Medical Association, 2006–2009

Grants and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2013 Helpful Elephant Award (in honor of Hugh Stephenson, MD, former Chief of Staff and interim School of Medicine Dean)
  • White RA (Med-PI), Grant S (Engr-PI), "Technology for Producing Superior ACL Grafts by Conjugating Nanomaterials with Acellular Biologically Derived Tissue", Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, $116.681.00. 07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013
  • Cook JL (PI), White RA (Co-I), "Characterization of the Pathology of the Knee Menisci for Diagnosis and Treatment of Meniscal Disorders". NFL Charities. $119,252.00. 02/01/2010 – 06/30/2012
  • Allen Wm (PI), Greenberg (Co-I), White RA (Co-I). "Missouri ACL Allograft Multi-institutional Study", Musculoskeletal Tissue Foundation. $73,000.00. 03/01/2005-06/30/2010
  • Roller BL (PI), Cook JL (Co-PI), Cook CR (Co-I), Stoker AM (Co-I), Bal BS (Co-I), Marberry KM (Co-I), White RA (Co-I), Kuroki K (Co-I), Fox DB (Co-I), Raghu DR (Collaborator). "Characterization of Pathology of the Knee Menisci for Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment of Meniscal Disorders. MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science". $10,000. 07/1/2009-07/31/2010.
  • Education Grant Award MAOA (Mid-America Orthopaedic Association) Awarded to New in Practice Orthopaedist to attend Meeting April 11-15, 2007

Multi-center Research

  • "Sports Medicine Outcomes: Multi-Center ACL Revision Study (MARS)", Richard A. White, M.D., University of Missouri Location (PI)
  • "Comparative Study of Allograft versus Autograft Infection Rates in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction", Richard A. White, M.D., University of Missouri (Co-I)

Publications

  • Richard A. White, M.D., et al. "Intra-articular Findings in Primary and Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Group" .The American Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2011; 39(9): 1889-1893; PMID 21646434
  • Richard A. White, M.D., et al. "Association Between Previous Meniscal Surgery and the Incidence of Chondral Lesions at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction". The American Journal of Sports Medicine, February 2012; 40(4): 808-14; PMID 22374942
  • Michael J. Stuart, M.D., Bruce Levy, M.D., Diane Dahm, M.D., Joe Morgan, M.D., Richard A. White, M.D., et. al. "Femoral Tunnel Malposition in ACL Revision Reconstruction: Results from the MARS Group". Journal of Knee Surgery, Nov 2012, Issue 05, Volume 25; PMID 23150344
  • Rick W. Wright M.D., Richard A. White M.D., et al. "Radiographic Findings in Revision ACL Reconstruction from the MARS Cohort". Journal of Knee Surgery, Epub Feb 2013; PMID 23404491
  • Rick W. Wright M.D., Richard A. White M.D., et al. "Differences in Mechanisms of Failure, Intraoperative Findings, and Surgical Characteristics Between Single- and Multiple- Revision ACL Reconstructions: A MARS Cohort Study". The American Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2013, 41(7): 1571-1578
  • Rick W. Wright M.D., Richard A. White M.D., et al. "Radiographic Findings in Revision ACL Reconstruction from the MARS Cohort". Journal of Knee Surgery, Epub Feb 2013; PMID 23404491
  • Michael J. Stuart, M.D., Bruce Levy, M.D., Diane Dahm, M.D., Joe Morgan, M.D., Richard A. White, M.D., et. al. "Femoral Tunnel Malposition in ACL Revision Reconstruction: Results from the MARS Group". Journal of Knee Surgery, Nov 2012, Issue 05, Volume 25; PMID 23150344
  • Richard A. White, M.D., et al. "Association Between Previous Meniscal Surgery and the Incidence of Chondral Lesions at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction". The American Journal of Sports Medicine, February 2012; 40(4): 808-14; PMID 22374942
  • Richard A. White, M.D., et al. "Intra-articular Findings in Primary and Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Group" .The American Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2011; 39(9): 1889-1893; PMID 21646434
  • David D. Greenberg, M.D., Michael Robertson, M.D., Santaram Vallurupalli, M.D., Richard A. White, M.D., William C. Allen, M.D., "Comparative Study of Allograft versus Autograft Infection Rates in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction". Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, October 20, 2010; 92-A(14):2402-8.
  • Richard A. White M.D., et al. "Descriptive Epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort: Results from the MARS Group". The American Journal of Sports Medicine, October 2010; 38(10):1979-86; PMID 20889962
  • Steven M Kane M.D., Richard A. White M.D., "Medical Malpractice and the Sports Medicine Clinician". Clinical Orthopaedic Related Research, February 2009; 467(2):412-19; PMID 18989733
  • Allison Wade M.D., Richard A. White M.D., Jason Calhoun M.D. "New Innovative Technique for Combining Wound VAC placement over Multiple Sites." American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, November 2007; 36(11):622-623;
  • Matt Smith M.D., Richard A. White M.D., Barry Gainor M.D. "New Technique for Surgical Drainage of Septic Hips". American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, March 2007; (3):165-166.
  • Richard A. White M.D., Roberto A. Miki M.D., Peter Kazmier M.D., Jeffrey O. Anglen M.D. "Vacuum-Assisted Closure Complicated by Erosion and Hemorrhage of Anterior Tibial Artery". Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, January 2005; 19(1):56-59.
  • Richard A. White M.D., Mike Hughes B.S., Timothy Burd M.D., Josh Hamaan B.S., William Allen M.D. "A New Operative Approach to External Coxa Saltans; The Snapping Hip". American Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2004; 32(6): 1504-1508.
  • Richard A. White M.D., Timothy Burd M.D., Walter Greene M.D., Harry Griffiths M.D., Radiology Case Report,"Paget's Disease with a Pathologic Fracture". Orthopedics, April 2002; 25(4): 388, 446-448.
  • Richard A. White B.S., Business Reports for Reference Committee #1. "AMS Medical Student Section, Richard A. White". The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, March 1998; 94 (10):435-436.

Television and Radio

  • "Part two: Meniscus Transplantation in Knee Joints." Missouri Medical Focus. Richard A. White, M.D.. KBIA, Columbia, Missouri. 17 Feb 2009. Radio.
  • "Cartilage Tears in the Knee." Missouri Medical Focus. Richard A. White, M.D., KBIA, Columbia, Missouri. 13 Jan 2009. Radio.
  • "Maintaining the Meniscus." Your Health. Richard A. White, M.D., KOMU, Columbia. 16 Nov 2008. Television
  • "Pepper & Friends" Talk Show Guest. Richard A. White, M.D., KOMU, Columbia. 29 February 2008. Television
  • "Pepper & Friends" Talk Show Guest. Richard A. White, M.D., KOMU, Columbia. 4 December 2007. Television

Media Article Contributions

  • Wyner J, Appleton L. "High temperatures make for high-risk exercise." Columbian Missourian [Columbia] 26 June 2009. Print.
  • Herring, Laura. "Running with the Elements." Columbian Missourian [Columbia]11 Feb 2009: 4B. Print.

Invited Instructor

  • AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Shoulder Surgical Skills Lab Faculty Instructor St. Louis, Missouri May 17, 2008

Invited Speaker/Moderator

  • "Technology for Producing Superior ACL Grafts by Conjugating Nanomaterials with Acellular Biologically Derived Tissue" Missouri Technology Expo 2012, Columbia, MO, September 20, 2012
  • "Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of Hip and Knee", Grand Rounds – Resident Lectures, University of Missouri, September 19, 2012
  • 11th Annual Advances in Arthritis, Arthroplasty and Trauma Course St. Louis, MO April 26–28, 2012
  • "My Preferred Technique: PCL Reconstruction" - Speaker
  • "Non-Surgical management of the Arthritic and Injured Knee" - Panelist
  • "Recent Advances in DVT and Blood Management in Knee Surgery" - Panelist
  • "PCL and Multiple Ligament Injuries" – Panelist
  • "Sports" Breakout Session Co-Moderator MAOA (Mid-America Orthopaedic Association), 30th Annual Meeting Bonita Springs, FL April 19, 2012
  • "Management of Cartilage Defects", Grand Rounds "Hip Arthroscopy", Grand Rounds University of Kansas City, Kansas City, KS April 8, 2010
  • "Hip Arthroscopy" MAOPS (Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons), Annual State Meeting, Branson, Missouri May 2, 2009
  • "Acute Knee Injuries in Athletes" Capital Region's Healthy Review Jefferson City, MO Sep. 27, 2008
  • "Case Report: Posterior SC Joint Fracture Dislocation" Big XII Physician's Annual Meeting San Diego, CA June 6, 2008
  • "Acute Knee Injuries in Athletes" Fall Primary Provider Symposium Mexico, MO Oct. 14, 2005
  • "Relationship of Reconstructed ACL Laxity and Posterior Slope" 19th Annual Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship Alumni Research Conference Keystone, Colorado July 15, 2005
  • "Compartment Syndromes" 4th Annual Sports Medicine Update at Minute Maid Park Houston, TX June 20, 2005
  • "The Hip and Baseball" Houston Astro's Major and Minor League Trainers Spring Training Meeting Kissimmee, FL March 10, 2005
  • "Concepts in Total Joint Replacement" American Academy of Professional Coders, Show-Me Chapter Columbia, MO April 8, 2004
  • "Innovative Developments in Hip Replacement Surgery" 11th Annual Midwest Regional Perioperative Nursing Conference Columbia, MO Sept. 27, 2003
  • Multiple Grand Rounds/Presentations University of Missouri 1999-Present

Invited Discussion Groups

  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Feb. 26, 2009
  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Mar. 7, 2008

Extracurricular Competition

  • USA Raw Bench Press Federation 165 lb class (Sub-Master Division) World Record and National Record 2008
  • Son Light Powerlifting (Bench Press) 165 lb class (Sub-Master Division) USA National Record Missouri State Record Illinois State Record 2008
  • Missouri State Fair Bench Press Powerlifting Overall Raw Powerlifting Champion 2008
  • Missouri State Fair Powerlifting Bench Press Champion 165 lb class (Sub-Master Division) 2008 and 2009
  • Show Me State Games Powerlifting Bench Press Champion 165 lb class (Open Division) 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • Chicago Marathon Oct. 9, 2005
  • Houston Half-Marathon Jan. 2005