Dr. White is the first holder of the Audre Newman Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology. Recruited to UT Southwestern in 1994 from Cornell University Medical College in New York City, he is a Professor of Pediatrics and directs the pediatric endocrinology program at UT Southwestern. Dr. White holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. He was a resident in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a research fellow in molecular biology at Rockefeller University. He was on the faculty at Cornell for 13 years and reached the rank of Professor of Pediatrics. His laboratory has studied the molecular basis of several genetic diseases of steroid hormone synthesis and metabolism. Some of these diseases affect growth, sexual differentiation or the ability to conserve salt in the blood, whereas others cause high blood pressure. Most recently, he has branched into study of a very large cell-surface molecule that his laboratory discovered by accident. It is important for development of the nervous system; mutations in this protein cause seizures, deafness and progressive blindness. Dr. White has received a number of awards and honors including the Ernst Oppenheimer Award of the Endocrine Society in 1991 and the Mead-Johnson Award of the Society for Pediatric Research in 1996. He has served on several advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and several editorial boards.


Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1976)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1978), Pediatrics
Rockefeller University Hospital (1980), Molecular Biology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adrenal
  • Diabetes
  • Research Interest

    • Genetic diseases of steroid hormone biosynthesis and metabolism
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    SCF, BDNF, and Gas6 are regulators of growth plate chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation.
    Hutchison MR. Basset MH. White PC. Molecular Endocrinology 2010 24 193-203
    Institution of basal-bolus therapy at diagnosis for children with type 1 diabetes.
    Adhikari S. Huet B. Wang YCA. Marks JF. White PC. Pediatrics 2009 123(4) e673-8
    Screening for type 2 diabetes in obese youth.
    Shah S. Kublaoui BM. Oden JD. White PC. Pediatrics 2009 124(2) 573-9
    Abnormalities of glucose homeostasis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in mice lacking hexose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
    Rogoff D. Ryder JW. Black K. Yan Z. Burgess SC. McMillan DR. White PC. Endocrinology 2007 148 5072-80
    Gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children with diabetes.
    Kaizer, EC. Glaser CL. Chaussabel D. Banchereau J. Pascual V. White PC. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2007 92 3705-11

    Honors & Awards

    • Mead Johnson Award
      Society for Pediatric Research (1996)
    • MERIT Award
      National Institutes of Health (1994)
    • The Audre Newman Rapoport Distinguished Chair
      Pediatric Endocrinology (1994)
    • Ernst Oppenheimer Award
      The Endocrine Society (1991)
    • Young Investigator Award
      American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (1984)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society for Clinical Investigation
    • Society for Pediatric Research
    • The Endocrine Society