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, the Mead-Johnson Award of the Society for Pediatric Research in 1996, and the Judson J. Van Wyk Prize from the Pediatric Endocrine Society in 2019. 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

Research Interest

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


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Risk factors for hospitalization of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Yang M, White PC Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2017 Feb
Iowa Gambling Task Performance Prospectively Predicts Changes in Glycemic Control among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
Suchy Y, Queen TL, Huntbach B, Wiebe DJ, Turner SL, Butner J, Kelly CS, White PC, Murray M, Swinyard M, Berg CA J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2017 Jan 1-10
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


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Honors & Awards

  • Judson J. Van Wyk Prize
    Pediatric Endocrine Society (2019)
  • 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)