Perrin C. White, MD $$

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Division Director at Children's Health

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Perrin White M.D., is the director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Health℠, which diagnoses and treats children with conditions of the major endocrine glands, such as the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, gonads and endocrine pancreas. He is also a professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. White is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Endocrinology. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served as a pediatric resident at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also completed a research fellowship in molecular biology at Rockefeller University Hospital.

He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Society for Pediatric Research and The Endocrine Society. He also holds the Audrey Newman Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology at UT Southwestern, with research interests in hormonal conditions and diabetes in children.

Education and Training

Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1976)
John Hopkins Hospital (1978), Pediatrics
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Endocrinology
  • Research Interests

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

    • Human hypertension caused by mutations in the kidney isozyme of 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, Mune T. Rogerson FM. Nikkila H. Agarwal AK. White PC. Nature Genetics August 1995 10(4) 394-9
    • Disease expression and molecular genotype in congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency., Speiser PW. Dupont J. Zhu D. Serrat G. Buegeleisen M. Tusie-Luna MT. Lesser M. New MI. White PC. Journal of Clinical Investigation 1992 1992 584-95
    • Glucocorticoid suppressible hyperaldosteronism results from hybrid genes created by unequal crossovers between CYP11B1 and CYP11B2., Pascoe L. Curnow KM. Slutsker L. Connell J. Speiser PW. New MI. White PC. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 1992 89 8327-31
    • The product of the CYP11B2 gene is required for aldosterone biosynthesis in the human adrenal cortex., Curonw KM. Tusie-Luna MT. Pascoe L. Natarajan R. Gu JL. Nadler JL. White PC. Molecular Endocrinology 1991 5 1513-22
    • Structure of the human steroid 21-hydroxylase genes., White PC. New MI. Dupont B. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 1986 83 5111-15
  • Professional Activities

    • Society for Pediatric Research (1987)
    • The Endocrine Society (1989)
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation (1990)
    • American Pediatric Society (2006)
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2010, 2016, 2018-2020
    • Judson J. Van Wyk Prize 2019, Pediatric Endocrine Society
    • Mead Johnson Award 1996, Society for Pediatric Research
    • MERIT Award 1994, National Institutes of Health
    • The Audre Newman Rapoport Distinguished Chair 1994, Pediatric Endocrinology
    • Ernst Oppenheimer Award 1991, The Endocrine Society
    • Young Investigator Award 1984, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

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