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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Optimizing Newborn Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
White PC J. Pediatr. 2013 Mar
Low Morbidity and Mortality in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treated with Isotonic Fluids.
White PC, Dickson BA J. Pediatr. 2013 Mar
HSD11B2 CA-repeat and sodium balance.
Mune T, Morita H, Takada N, Yamamoto Y, Isomura Y, Suwa T, Takeda J, White PC, Kaku K Hypertens. Res. 2013 Feb
Longer HSD11B2 CA-repeat in impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.
Mune T, Suwa T, Morita H, Isomura Y, Takada N, Yamamoto Y, Hayashi M, Yamakita N, Sasaki A, Takeda N, Takeda J, White PC, Kaku K Endocr. J. 2013 Jan
P53 and cellular glucose uptake.
de la Torre AJ, Rogoff D, White PC Endocr. Res. 2013 38 1 32-9
Time to failure of oral therapy in children with type 2 diabetes: a single center retrospective chart review.
Barnes NS, White PC, Hutchison MR Pediatr Diabetes 2012 Nov 13 7 578-82
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21 hydroxylase deficiency: from birth to adulthood.
White PC, Bachega TA Semin. Reprod. Med. 2012 Oct 30 5 400-9
Toll-like receptors, the NLRP3 inflammasome, and interleukin-1ß in the development and progression of type 1 diabetes.
Grishman EK, White PC, Savani RC Pediatr. Res. 2012 Jun 71 6 626-32
Transient neonatal hypocalcemia: presentation and outcomes.
Thomas TC, Smith JM, White PC, Adhikari S Pediatrics 2012 Jun 129 6 e1461-7
Vitamin D deficiency in obese children and its relationship to glucose homeostasis.
Olson ML, Maalouf NM, Oden JD, White PC, Hutchison MR J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2012 Jan 97 1 279-85


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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)