Originally from New Mexico, Dr. White completed his neurosurgical training at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2000 and subsequently completed fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology. Dr. White specializes in the treatment of disorders of the blood vessels of the brain including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformations. He is actively involved with cerebral bypass for Moya Moya disease and other occlusive diseases of the cerebral vasculature. Dr. White is also actively involved in the treatment of cranial nerve compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. His experience with subarachnoid hemorrhage has lead to an interest in adult hydrocephalus including normal pressure hydrocephalus. Dr. White serves as the director of the neurosurgery residency program at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is currently the Vice-Chief of staff for University Hospital Zale-Lipshy. He has been the director of the ICU and is the Chairman of the Surgical Best Practice Committee. Dr. White is active in regional and national neurosurgery including serving as President of the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society and on the Joint Sponsorship committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. White?s research interests include clinical outcomes after cerebrovascular surgery and the utility of MRI in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters on the treatment of disorders of the cerebrovasculature.


Medical School
University of New Mexico School of Medicine (1993)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (2000), Neurological Surgery

Research Interest

  • Cerebral Blood Flow
  • Clinical Outcomes


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Spinal Intradural Vascular Malformations
White, J. A., Kopitnik, T.A., Batjer, H.H. Benzel, Spine Surgery 2005 Elsevier, Philadelphia
Vertebral Artery-Posterioinferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms: Clinical and Lower Cranial Nerve Outcomes in 52 Patients
Al-Khayat, H., Beshay, J., Manner, D., White, J., Samson, D.s. Neurosurgery 2004 56 2-11
Stent-coil Treatment of a Distal Internal Carotid Artery Dissecting Pseudoaneurysm on a Redundant Loop by use of a Flexible, Dedicated Nitinol Intracranial Stent.
Pride, G. L. Jr., Replogle, R.E., Rappar, G., Graybeal, C.L., White, J., Purdy, P. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2004 25(2) 333-337
Posterio Fossa Arteriovenous Malformations
Kopitnik, T.A., Dorai, Z., White, J., Samson, D. Richard Winn, Youmans Neurological Surgery 2004 Elsevier, Philadelphia

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Faculty Award for Excellence
    The University of New Mexico School of Medicine (1993)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The National Honor Society in Psychology

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society
  • Texas Medical Association