Tempe, AZ — Richard J. Whitman Jr. M.D. is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Doctor for his outstanding contributions in the field of Medicine and his professional excellence as a General Surgeon.
Dr. Richard J. Whitman is a well-seasoned and board-certified General Surgeon currently practicing medicine within his private practice. For the past 38 years, he has utilized his repertoire of expertise in general and laparoscopic surgery to best serve his patients. He is continuously demonstrating the highest level of professionalism, leadership, and integrity in his current capacity.
In light of his academic achievements, Dr. Whitman earned his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and then completed his internship and residency at Detroit Medical Center and Sinai Detroit. With a commitment to excellence, Dr. Whitman is Board Certified in Surgery from the American Board of Surgery and Board Certified from the American Board of Medical Specialties.
When he is not practicing medicine at his practice, Dr. Whitman devotes his time to traveling internationally on charity missions. He has traveled to Kucuma and Lodwar, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, and the Philippines. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the missions, Dr. Whitman received numerous certificates.
Dr. Whitman would like to dedicate this honorable recognition to his father, Richard J. Whitman Sr, who was a mechanic. He was trained in the United States Army at Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, and served in the Pacific Theater in Okinawa Japan during World War II. He also dedicates this to his elementary school science teacher; Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Alexander Jefferson, USAF (Ret), a Tuskegee airman and prisoner of war; and Dr. Sal Sawka, Chief of Surgery during my five years of surgical training. He would also like to acknowledge Dr. Leon Sullivan who encouraged our group to establish open heart surgery and laparoscopic surgery in West Africa (Senegal).