Practice Locations

  • Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    3855 Health Sciences Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • UC San Diego Medical Center
    Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours
    200 W. Arbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103
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  • UC San Diego Health – Medical Offices North
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    200 W. Arbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103
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About Rebekah R. White, MD, FACS

Rebekah White, MD, is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in treating tumors of the pancreas, liver, bile duct, and upper gastrointestinal tract such as the stomach.

Dr. White is part of the gastrointestinal cancer unit at UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center, where she works alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide cancer patients with advanced surgical options that are best suited to their individual needs.

Among the procedures she performs are irreversible electroporation (IRE) for pancreatic cancer; Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy); laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and enucleation; pancreas-preserving ampullary and duodenal tumor resection; minimally invasive liver resection; drainage / debridement for chronic pancreatitis; and gallbladder and bile duct tumor resection.

As a surgical oncologist at an academic medical center, Dr. White instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research focuses on novel tests and therapies for earlier detection and improved treatment of pancreatic cancer. Dr. White has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Cancer Research, among others. She also frequently speaks at national medical conferences.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. White was an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, where she cared for patients at Duke Cancer Institute.

She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a residency in general surgery at Duke University School of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. Dr. White is board certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

She is a member of many professional organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

Dr. White is married and has two sons. Her husband, Mark, is a thoracic surgeon at UC San Diego Health who cares for patients with lung and esophageal cancer. Outside of work, Dr. White enjoys running, cooking, and playing chess with her sons.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information see and Moores Cancer Center and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Residency

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Fellowship

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-09-01

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted