Dr. H. George White, Jr. '54
(In-state alumnus, appointed July 2012)
Dr. White is a retired orthopaedic surgeon. He was a founder of the Winchester Orthopaedic Associates and practiced orthopaedic surgery in Winchester, VA from 1968 until retirement in 1994. From 1996-2007 he was part time Orthopaedic Surgery faculty, Out Patient Division, at the UVA Medical School. He retired from the UVA faculty in 2007 as an associate professor. At present he is a part time attending orthopaedist in the Winchester Free Clinic.
In 1962 Dr. White graduated from the medical College of Virginia in Richmond. From 1962 through 1967 his orthopaedic surgery training included an orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Hospital/Cornell Medical School in New York City. In 1968 he became active in local, state and national organized medicine. His work included President of the VA Orthopaedic Society, Chair of the VA Medical Political Action Committee and a four year member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors.
He served on the Winchester City Council 1980-1987 and from 1997-2002 served on the Handley Board of Trustees (Public School and Library Trust). From 1995 to 1999 Dr. White was a member of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University. He was Vice Rector 1996-1999 and Rector June 1999 through November 1999. He was also a member of the MCV Hospital Authority (now VCU Health Systems Authority) from 1997 until 2002 and was on the Executive Committee from 1999 to 2002.
Dr. White was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and graduated from VMI in 1954. For four years at VMI he was on the track and swimming teams and sang in the glee club. He was Herb Patchin’s assistant athletic trainer for two years and held the military rank of private for four years. After VMI graduation, Dr. White served three years in the USMC as an artillery officer.
Dr. White and Frances Zollinger White (Randolph Macon Women’s College) were married in 1959. Both of their children, Susan (Eric Warren) and George III (Anne Barton) have two sons. All four grandsons have provisional appointments to VMI.