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
  • Pituitary
  • Research Interest

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


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Graves' Disease in Children: Long Term Outcomes of Medical Therapy.
    Rabon S, Burton AM, White PC Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) 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
    Prostacyclin regulates bone growth via the Epac/Rap1 pathway.
    Hutchison MR, White PC Endocrinology 2014 Nov en20141348
    Associations of Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality With Type 1 Diabetes Management and Depressive Symptoms in Latino and Caucasian Youth.
    Main A, Wiebe DJ, Croom AR, Sardone K, Godbey E, Tucker C, White PC J Pediatr Psychol 2014 Aug


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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)