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Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine


BS, University of Notre Dame, 2002
MD, Ohio State College of Medicine, 2007

Research Interest  
Comparative effectiveness research in patients with advanced illness
Patient preferences in advanced cancer
Doctor-patient communication
Cost-effectiveness and resource utilization

Dr. White completed his residency in internal medicine at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and his fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He served as the co-Chief Medical Officer for the University of Pittsburgh’s affiliated hospice before becoming the Chief Medical Officer for BJC Hospice. He is pursuing his PhD in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Program at the University of Pittsburgh with an interest in comparative effectiveness research and end-of-life resource utilization. His goal is to more effectively treat pain and symptoms in patients with advanced illnesses through evidence-based research and improve communication between healthcare providers and their patients and families. His work has been published in palliative care, critical care, and emergency medicine journals. Patrick is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and was recently selected as one of the inaugural “Hospice and Palliative Medicine Inspirational Leaders Under 40” by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is one of 7 hospice Chief Medical Officers selected to serve on the National Hospice Medical Director Leadership Counsel and was recently named a Delta Care Distinguished Research Scholar.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Lawrence KL, White PH, Morris GP, Jennemann J, Phelan DL, Hotchkiss RS, Kollef MH. CD 4+ lymphocyte adenosine triphosphate determination in sepsis: a cohort study. Critical Care. 2010; 143(3): R110-15.
Lawrence KL, White P, Hachem R. 69-year-old woman with respiratory failure and thrombocyopenia. Chest. Chest. 2008; 133: 1256-1259.
White P, Bahner DP, Fishman A, Glinski J, Khandelwal S, Post D, Gatto J, Damewood S. The effect of information delivery on patient satisfaction in the emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2005; 46(3):S120.
Reinholt R, Shenk A, White P, Navari RM. Symptomatic treatment of infections in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2005; 30(2): 75-182.
White P, Kuhlenschmidt HL, Vancura BG, Navari RM. Antimicrobial use in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2003; 25(5): 438-43.
White LJ, Frasure HE, White P, White B, White MJ. Weight of backpacks carried by elementary school children: students or sherpas?. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2000; 7(10): 1168.
Arnold RM, Back AL, Barnato AE, Prendergast TJ, Emlet LL, Karpov I, White PH, Nelson JE. The Critical Care Communication project: Improving fellows’ communication skills. Journal of Critical Care. 2015; 30(2): 250-4.
Lupu DE, Ivanko B, White PH, Arnold RM. Attempts to reform Hospice: Will halfway efforts do the trick?. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2014; 17(10): 1088-90.