Andrew J. White, MD
Dr. White is the James P. Keating Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. A graduate of Brandeis University, he earned a Master’s from the University of Chicago prior to completing his MD degree at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Residency training in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital was followed by fellowship training in Immunology and Rheumatology at Washington University prior to joining the faculty in 2000. He has been the Pediatric Residency Program Director since 2002, and in 2017 was named Vice Chairman of Education in the Department of Pediatrics. He served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology for thirteen years and has been the Co-Director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence since 2006. Dr. White has won the Distinguished Service Teacher of the Year award five times and was an inaugural Phillip R. Dodge Scholar of Pediatrics. In 2011 he was recognized with the Distinguished Clinician Award from Washington University.
Dr. Gary Silverman, Department Chair of Pediatrics highlighted Dr. White’s leadership in “spear-head[ing] the new multi-disciplinary pediatric subspecialty outpatient clinic rotation, which has opened new avenues for our students to appreciate career options previously un-thought of in pediatrics.” Student feedback regarding this new opportunity has been overwhelmingly positive. Dr. Silverman states that “there have been noticeable improvements in the overall pediatrics clerkship evaluations, which is due in no small part to this new experience, as well as other changes that Dr. White [implemented] in the clerkship.”
Two, third year student nominators specifically noted that “Dr. White [takes] time out of his schedule to present lunch talks about navigating the field of pediatrics…” and the “most unique of all Dr. White’s contributions to the education of the medical students are his ‘patient of the week’ emails, wherein he uses an interesting pediatrics case presentation as a teaching opportunity.”