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 Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology 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. He is currently conducting a clinical trial of a drug that blocks sex hormone synthesis in children with one such disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He conducts and collaborates on a variety of clinical and behavioral research in type 1 diabetes, including gene expression in white blood cells of children who have just been diagnosed with this disease, treatment of out of control diabetes (diabetic ketoacidosis), and psychological characteristics, such as depression, that affect control of diabetes.

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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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
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
Individual Differences and Day-to-Day Fluctuations in Perceived Self-Regulation Associated With Daily Adherence in Late Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
Berg CA, Wiebe DJ, Suchy Y, Hughes AE, Anderson JH, Godbey EI, Butner J, Tucker C, Franchow EI, Pihlaskari AK, King PS, Murray MA, White PC J Pediatr Psychol 2014 Jul
Fertility in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Reichman DE, White PC, New MI, Rosenwaks Z Fertil. Steril. 2014 Feb 101 2 301-9
Maternal depressive symptoms predict adolescent healthcare utilization and charges in youth with Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Clayton KM, Stewart SM, Wiebe DJ, McConnel CE, Hughes CW, White PC Health Psychol 2013 Sep 32 9 1013-22


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Honors & Awards

  • Judson J. Van Wyk Prize
    Pediatric Endocrine Society (2019)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2010) (2016) (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)