Biography

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.

Education

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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adrenal
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary
  • Research Interest

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

    Publications

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    Age-dependent increases in adrenal cytochrome b5 and serum 5-androstenediol-3-sulfate.
    Rege J, Karashima S, Lerario AM, Smith JM, Auchus RJ, Kasa-Vubu JZ, Sasano H, Nakamura Y, White PC, Rainey WE J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2016 Sep jc20162864
    Graves' Disease in Children: Long Term Outcomes of Medical Therapy.
    Rabon S, Burton AM, White PC Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2016 May
    The Relation of Questionnaire and Performance-Based Measures of Executive Functioning With Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes Among Late Adolescents.
    Suchy Y, Turner SL, Queen TL, Durracio K, Wiebe DJ, Butner J, Franchow EI, White PC, Murray MA, Swinyard M, Berg CA Health Psychol 2016 May
    Aldosterone Synthase Promoter Polymorphism and Cardiovascular Phenotypes in a Large, Multiethnic Population-Based Study.
    Byrd JB, Auchus RJ, White PC J. Investig. Med. 2015 Jul
    Optimizing fluid management of diabetic ketoacidosis.
    White PC Pediatr Diabetes 2015 Apr

    Books

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    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 Pediatric Society (2006)
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation (1990)
    • The Endocrine Society (1989)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (1987)