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, 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.

Education

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

Research Interest

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

Publications

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DNA Polymerase Epsilon Deficiency Causes IMAGe Syndrome with Variable Immunodeficiency.
Logan CV, Murray JE, Parry DA, Robertson A, Bellelli R, Tarnauskaite Ž, Challis R, Cleal L, Borel V, Fluteau A, Santoyo-Lopez J, Aitman T, Barroso I, Basel D, Bicknell LS, Goel H, Hu H, Huff C, Hutchison M, Joyce C, Knox R, Lacroix AE, Langlois S, McCandless S, McCarrier J, Metcalfe KA, Morrissey R, Murphy N, Netchine I, O'Connell SM, Olney AH, Paria N, Rosenfeld JA, Sherlock M, Syverson E, White PC, Wise C, Yu Y, Zacharin M, Banerjee I, Reijns M, Bober MB, Semple RK, Boulton SJ, Rios JJ, Jackson AP Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2018 Dec 103 6 1038-1044
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due to Steroid 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.
Speiser PW, Arlt W, Auchus RJ, Baskin LS, Conway GS, Merke DP, Meyer-Bahlburg HFL, Miller WL, Murad MH, Oberfield SE, White PC J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2018 Nov 103 11 4043-4088
Fluid Infusion Rates for Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
White PC N. Engl. J. Med. 2018 Sep 379 12 1182-3
Executive Function Predicting Longitudinal Change in Type 1 Diabetes Management During the Transition to Emerging Adulthood.
Berg CA, Wiebe DJ, Suchy Y, Turner SL, Butner J, Munion A, Lansing AH, White PC, Murray M Diabetes Care 2018 Aug
11-ketotestosterone is the dominant circulating bioactive androgen during normal and premature adrenarche.
Rege J, Turcu A, Kasa-Vubu JZ, Lerario AM, Auchus GC, Auchus RJ, Smith JM, White PC, Rainey WE J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2018 Aug

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Judson J. Van Wyk Prize
    Pediatric Endocrine Society (2019)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists
    D Magazine (2018)
  • 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)