Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Steven M White, MD, PhD

Steven M White, MD, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology

Focus of Work

Bio

I am a forensic and autopsy pathologist with interests in cardiovascular pathology, congenital heart disease, and the cardiac pacemaking and conduction system. My graduate school research focused on using embryonic stem cells to develop and characterize a stable pacemaking cardiac myocyte cell line.

Following medical school, I completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before completing a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Cook County Med...[Read full text]
I am a forensic and autopsy pathologist with interests in cardiovascular pathology, congenital heart disease, and the cardiac pacemaking and conduction system. My graduate school research focused on using embryonic stem cells to develop and characterize a stable pacemaking cardiac myocyte cell line.

Following medical school, I completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before completing a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, where I currently serve as an Assistant Medical Examiner and Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, as well as coordinating research activities for the office.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

My research interests focus on understanding causes of sudden, unexpected death in infants, children, and young adults. This includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), and sudden unexpected death in the young (SUDY). My primary research interests are cardiovascular pathology in sudden death, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, and the cardiac pacemaking and conduction system.

Currently, I am working with Kathleen Green, PhD (Department of...[Read full text]
My research interests focus on understanding causes of sudden, unexpected death in infants, children, and young adults. This includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), and sudden unexpected death in the young (SUDY). My primary research interests are cardiovascular pathology in sudden death, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, and the cardiac pacemaking and conduction system.

Currently, I am working with Kathleen Green, PhD (Department of Pathology), using microscopic and immunohistochemical techniques to study changes in cellular composition, gap junctions, and cellular junctions in the sinoatrial (SA) node and atrioventricular (AV) node in cases of sudden death in infants, children, and young adults.

My other research interests include paleopathology, forensic anthropology, skeletal biology, and child abuse.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

I am board-certified in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology. My primary clinical duties include conducting death investigations and performing forensic autopsies at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office (Chicago, IL), as well as serving as the Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant for the office. I also serve as an attending staff pathologist on the autopsy service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and maintain a private consulting practice.

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Education and Certification

  • MPH: Tulane University, Epidemiology (1998)
  • MD, PhD: Louisiana State University, Medicine (2007)
  • Residency: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pathology (2010)
  • Fellowship: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Forensic Pathology (2011)

Contact

312-997-4504

Ward Building Room 3-140
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611