Dr. Douglas White

Dr. White is Vice Chair and Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He holds the UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine and directs the University’s Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness.

Dr. White received his MD from UCSF in 1999 and completed an Internal Medicine residency and a PACCM fellowship at UCSF, where he also completed a Master’s degree and a fellowship in Bioethics.

Dr. White’s research program focuses on improving surrogate decision-making for patients with life-threatening illness. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2005 and has also received funding from a number of foundations. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed research articles. Dr. White has received several awards for his scholarship, including induction in the ASCI, and the Distinguished Research Mentor Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.