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 for Health Care Transition 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. She is a practicing pediatric and adult rheumatologist in GWU division of Rheumatology for over 20 years and enjoys working with the fellows, residents, and students in the outpatient clinic.
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 developed the nationally recognized Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition including an implementation guide. She 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, and school based health clinics. She is a fellow in the AAP and an elected master of the ACP and the Am College of Rheumatology.