Patience H. White, MD, MA, FAAP, MACP, MACR

Got Transition, the National Center for Health Care Transition

Co Director

About

Patience H. White, MD, MA, FAAP, MACP, MACR is professor emeritus of medicine and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and co-director, of the federally funded Got Transition National Center in Washington, DC

Dr. White received her MD from Harvard Medical School and a master’s in education from GWU School of Education and Human Development. Throughout her career, she has been active in academic medicine, clinical care, research, and public policy. She has served as the vice president for Public Health Policy and Advocacy at the Arthritis Foundation, director of the Division of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology and associate dean of Faculty Affairs at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is a practicing pediatric and adult rheumatologist. In 2000-2001 she received a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and worked in the Senate Finance Committee on Medicare part D. Since 2010 as part of her work at Got Transition, she was actively involved in developing the nationally recognized Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition and provides quality improvement technical assistance on transition from pediatric to adult health care to integrated health care delivery systems, health plans, Title V agencies, pediatric and adult primary and specialty care practices, school-based health clinics, colleges, patient organizations and health provider professional societies. Over her career, she has received several awards for her work in patient care and advocacy, has been funded by grants from federal and state agencies and foundations and has published many peer-reviewed articles and policy papers in the fields of health care transition and rheumatology.