Ralph W. deVere White

Ralph W. deVere White

Position Title
Professor, Director of the UC Davis Cancer Center Assistant Dean for Cancer Programs, UC Davis Cancer Center


Ralph W. deVere White is Assistant Dean for Cancer Programs at UC Davis School of Medicine. He is director of the UC Davis Cancer Center and a professor in the Department of Urology. He received his medical degree from Dublin University in Dublin, Ireland, and completed an internship and residencies in surgery and urology at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, he serves on the editorial boards of six international scientific journals. His current research efforts focus on investigating the genetic mistakes that give rise to prostate cancer, the biomolecular mechanisms that make some prostate cancers more virulent than others, and new methods of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. He is president-elect of the Society of Urologic Oncology, member of the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons and is also an elected member of the prestigious American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He has been named multiple times as one of “The Best Doctors in America” and is one of four urologists serving as a volunteer consultant to the American Cancer Society’s on-line “Experts Answers” bulletin board for questions about prostate cancer.

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Clinical Urologists
  • American Association of Anatomists
  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Fertility Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • Northern California Oncology Group
  • Northern California Urological Society