Andrew J. White, M.D.

Director, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
James P. Keating, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
Patient Oriented Research UnitRheumatology

phone: (314) 454-6124

Clinical Interests

Dr. Andrew White received his undergraduate education at Brandeis University in Boston, spent 3 years at the University of Chicago working on derivatives of cubane in pursuit of a PhD in organic chemistry, but then decided to change course (see and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. White was an intern, resident and fellow at the St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. White has been the Program Director of the Residency Program in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital since 2002, the Division Director of Pediatric Rheumatology since 2004, the Co-Director of the Washington University Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center as well as Director of Rheumatology Services at the Shriner's Hospital of St Louis. Dr. White grew up in San Antonio, Texas and is a tropical fish hobbyist, specializing in the undescribed species of Loricariidae, as well as an avid wind-surfer and basketball player.


  • B.A., Brandeis University1986
  • MSc, University of Chicago1989
  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern1994


  • Pediatric Residency, St Louis Children's Hospital1994 - 1997
  • Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology Fellowship, Washington University1997 - 2000
  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice, McMaster University2003 - 2003
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard University2015 - 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, 
  • American Board of Pediatrics; General Pediatrics1999
  • American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Rheumatology2000


  • Clinical Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine2004
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine2007
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine2010
  • POM Small-Group Leader of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine2010
  • AOA Honor Society, Washington University School of Medicine2011
  • Distinguished Clinician Award, Washington University School of Medicine2011
  • The Phillip R Dodge Scholar in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine2014
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine2015

Recent Publications view all (44)

  1. G.J. Palagallo, S.R. McWilliams, L.A. Sekarski, A. Sharma, M.S. Goyal and A.J. White. The Prevalence of Malformations of Cortical Development in a Pediatric Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Population American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016;1-4. 
  2. AB Orandi, E Eutsler, C Ferguson, AJ White, M Kitcharoensakkul. Sarcoidosis presenting as granulomatous myositis in a 16-year-old adolescent Pediatric Rheumatology. 2016;14(1):59. doi:10.1186/s12969-016-0121-5  PMCID:PMC5105277   PMID:27832822  
  3. L Fotis, K Baszis, AJ White, AR French. Four Cases of Anti-PM/Scl Antibody-positive Juvenile Overlap Syndrome with Features of Myositis and Systemic Sclerosis Journal of Rheumatology. 2016;43(9):1768. doi:10.3899/jrheum.151445  PMID:27587018  
  4. Abraham G, Fehr J, Ahmad F, Jeffe DB, Copper T, Yu F, White AJ, Auerbach M, Schnadower D. Emergency Information Forms for Children With Medical Complexity: A Simulation Study. Pediatrics. 2016;138(2). PMID:27436504  
  5. Warren JT, Miller CP, White AJ. 7-Year-Old With a Painful Rash. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(8):801-2. PMID:27479116  
  6. Fotis L, Tuttle PV 4th, Baszis KW, Pepmueller PH, Moore TL, White AJ. Azathioprine therapy for steroid-resistant Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a report of 6 cases. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2016;14(1):37. PMCID:PMC4918135  PMID:27333803  
  7. Cabral DA, Canter DL, Muscal E, Nanda K, Wahezi DM, Spalding SJ, Twilt M, Benseler SM, Campillo S, Charuvanij S, Dancey P, Eberhard BA, Elder ME, Hersh A, Higgins G, Huber AM, Khubchandani R, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Kostik M, Lawson E, Lee T, Lubieniecka JM, McCurdy D, Moorthy LN, Morishita KA, Nielsen SM, O'Neil KM, Reiff A, Ristic G, Robinson AB, Sarmiento A, Shenoi S, Toth MB, Van Mater H, Wagner-Weiner L, Weiss JE, White AJ, Yeung RS, ARChiVe Investigators Network within the PedVas initiative. Comparing presenting clinical features of 48 children with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) against 183 having granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). An ARChiVe study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016. PMID:27111558  
  8. Pawlikowska L, Nelson J, Guo DE, McCulloch CE, Lawton MT, Young WL, Kim H, Faughnan ME, Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium HHT Investigator Group. The ACVRL1 c.314-35A>G polymorphism is associated with organ vascular malformations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia patients with ENG mutations, but not in patients with ACVRL1 mutations. Am J Med Genet A. 2015;167(6):1262-7. PMCID:PMC4449292  PMID:25847705  
  9. Krings T, Kim H, Power S, Nelson J, Faughnan ME, Young WL, terBrugge KG, Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium HHT Investigator Group. Neurovascular manifestations in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: imaging features and genotype-phenotype correlations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(5):863-70. PMCID:PMC4433843  PMID:25572952  
  10. Kim H, Nelson J, Krings T, terBrugge KG, McCulloch CE, Lawton MT, Young WL, Faughnan ME, Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium HHT Investigator Group. Hemorrhage rates from brain arteriovenous malformation in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Stroke. 2015;46(5):1362-4. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007367  PMCID:PMC4415515  PMID:25858236  
  11. Fotis L, Baszis KW, French AR, Cooper MA, White AJ. Mesenteric vasculitis in children with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Rheumatol. 2015. doi:10.1007/s10067-015-2892-3  PMID:25687984  
  12. Milner JD, Vogel TP, Forbes L, Ma CA, Stray-Pedersen A, Niemela JE, Lyons JJ, Engelhardt KR, Zhang Y, Topcagic N, Roberson ED, Matthews H, Verbsky JW, Dasu T, Vargas-Hernandez A, Varghese N, McClain KL, Karam LB, Nahmod K, Makedonas G, Mace EM, Sorte HS, Perminow G, Rao VK, O'Connell MP, Price S, Su HC, Butrick M, McElwee J, Hughes JD, Willet J, Swan D, Xu Y, Santibanez-Koref M, Slowik V, Dinwiddie DL, Ciaccio CE, Saunders CJ, Septer S, Kingsmore SF, White AJ, Cant AJ, Hambleton S, Cooper MA. Early-onset lymphoproliferation and autoimmunity caused by germline STAT3 gain-of-function mutations. Blood. 2015;125(4):591-9. doi:10.1182/blood-2014-09-602763  PMCID:PMC4304103  PMID:25359994  
  13. Latino GA, Kim H, Nelson J, Pawlikowska L, Young W, Faughnan ME, Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium HHT Investigator Group. Severity score for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2014;9:188. PMCID:PMC4302697  PMID:25928712  
  14. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Rosenbluth G, Allen AD, Noble EL, Tse LL, Dalal AK, Keohane CA, Lipsitz SR, Rothschild JM, Wien MF, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Wilson KM, O'Toole JK, Solan LG, Aylor M, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Mahant S, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Patel SJ, Bale JF Jr, Spackman JB, Stevenson AT, Calaman S, Cole FS, Balmer DF, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, I-PASS Study Group. Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(19):1803-12. doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1405556  PMID:25372088  
  15. Ringold S, Hendrickson A, Abramson L, Beukelman T, Blier PR, Bohnsack J, Chalom EC, Gewanter HL, Gottlieb B, Hollister R, Hsu J, Hudgins A, Ilowite NT, Klein-Gitelman M, Lindsley C, Lopez Benitez JM, Lovell DJ, Mason T, Milojevic D, Moorthy LN, Nanda K, Onel K, Prahalad S, Rabinovich CE, Ray L, Rouster-Stevens K, Ruth N, Shishov M, Spalding S, Syed R, Stoll M, Vehe RK, Weiss JE, White AJ, Wallace CA, Sobel RE. Novel method to collect medication adverse events in juvenile arthritis: results from the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance enhanced drug safety surveillance project. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014. doi:10.1002/acr.22487  PMID:25331530  
  16. Maliakkal JG, Liapis H, White AJ, Ahn SY. C1q nephropathy in the setting of granulomatosis with polyangiitis treated with tacrolimus. Clin Kidney J. 2014;7(5):499-500. doi:10.1093/ckj/sfu087  PMCID:PMC4379345  PMID:25878789  
  17. Cheng KH, Mariampillai A, Lee KK, Vuong B, Luk TW, Ramjist J, Curtis A, Jakubovic H, Kertes P, Letarte M, Faughnan ME, Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium HHT Investigator Group, Yang VX. Histogram flow mapping with optical coherence tomography for in vivo skin angiography of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. J Biomed Opt. 2014;19(8):086015. PMCID:PMC4407667  PMID:25140883  
  18. Tarbox JA, Keppel MP, Topcagic N, Mackin C, Ben Abdallah M, Baszis KW, White AJ, French AR, Cooper MA. Elevated double negative T cells in pediatric autoimmunity. J Clin Immunol. 2014;34(5):594-9. doi:10.1007/s10875-014-0038-z  PMCID:PMC4047151  PMID:24760111  
  19. Kitcharoensakkul M, Schulz CG, Kassel R, Khanna G, Liang S, Ngwube A, Baszis KW, Hunstad DA, White AJ. Scurvy revealed by difficulty walking: three cases in young children. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014;20(4):224-8. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000000101  PMID:24847751  
  20. Morris H, Grant K, Khanna G, White AJ. Gout in a 15-year-old boy with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a case study. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014;12(1):1. doi:10.1186/1546-0096-12-1  PMCID:PMC3895757  PMID:24393408  
  21. Lim E, Tao Y, White AJ, French AR, Cooper MA. Hypogammaglobulinemia in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2013;22(13):1382-7. doi:10.1177/0961203313507990  PMCID:PMC3840537  PMID:24106215  
  22. Slattery E, White AJ, Gauthier M, Linscott L, Hirose K. Tolosa-Hunt syndrome masquerading as Gradenigo syndrome in a teenager. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77(7):1219-21. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.04.023  PMID:23684166  
  23. Lee CA, White AJ. Picture of the month.. Carpal-tarsal osteolysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(3):297-8. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1554a  PMID:23460230  
  24. Sheybani EF, Khanna G, White AJ, Demertzis JL. Imaging of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a multimodality approach. Radiographics. 2013;33(5):1253-73. doi:10.1148/rg.335125178  PMID:24025923  
  25. Rosman IS, Liang LC, Patil S, Bayliss SJ, White AJ. Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease with central nervous system vasculitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013;30(1):90-3. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01669.x  PMID:22276640  
  26. Mon T, L'ecuyer S, Farber NB, White AJ, Baszis KW, Hearn JK, Spiegel TE, French AR, Kitcharoensakkul M. The use of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and catatonia. Lupus. 2012;21(14):1575-81. doi:10.1177/0961203312464803  PMID:23161578  
  27. Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network. Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions. J Rheumatol. 2012;39(10):2012-20. doi:10.3899/jrheum.120299  PMID:22859342  
  28. Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network. Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions. J Rheumatol. 2012;39(10):2012-20. doi:10.3899/jrheum.120299  PMID:22859342  
  29. Kitcharoensakkul M, Ree N, Bloomberg GR, Dehner LP, Heidingsfelder JA, White AJ, Cooper MA. Vancomycin-induced DRESS with evidence of T-cell activation in a 22-month-old patient. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012;109(4):280-1. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2012.07.016  PMID:23010236  
  30. Baszis KW, Singh G, White A, Thatayatikom A. Recurrent cardiac tamponade in a child with newly diagnosed systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2012;18(6):304-6. doi:10.1097/RHU.0b013e3182685857  PMID:22955481  
  31. Uribe AG, Huber AM, Kim S, O'Neil KM, Wahezi DM, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler SM, Bowyer SL, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins GC, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Muscal E, Nassi L, Rabinovich E, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Singer NG, Spalding S, Stevens AM, Cabral DA, ARegistry for Children with Vasculitis e-entry (ARChiVe) Network. Increased sensitivity of the European medicines agency algorithm for classification of childhood granulomatosis with polyangiitis. J Rheumatol. 2012;39(8):1687-97. doi:10.3899/jrheum.111352  PMID:22589257  
  32. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, I-PASS Study Group. I-pass, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs. Pediatrics. 2012;129(2):201-4. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-2966  PMID:22232313  
  33. Baszis K, Toib D, Cooper M, French A, White A. Recurrent parotitis as a presentation of primary pediatric Sjögren syndrome. Pediatrics. 2012;129(1):e179-82. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-0716  PMID:22184654  
  34. Rosman IS, Berk DR, Bayliss SJ, White AJ, Merritt DF. Acute genital ulcers in nonsexually active young girls: case series, review of the literature, and evaluation and management recommendations. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012;29(2):147-53. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01589.x  PMID:22300420  
  35. Baszis K, Garbutt J, Toib D, Mao J, King A, White A, French A. Clinical outcomes after withdrawal of anti-tumor necrosis factor α therapy in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a twelve-year experience. Arthritis Rheum. 2011;63(10):3163-8. doi:10.1002/art.30502  PMID:21702011  
  36. Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, I-PASS Study Group. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010;126(4):619-22. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1793  PMID:20876168  
  37. Lueder GT, White AJ. Ophthalmology education in pediatric residency training programs. J AAPOS. 2010;14(1):58-60. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2009.11.010  PMID:20227625  
  38. Cooper MA, Willingham DL, Brown DE, French AR, Shih FF, White AJ. Rituximab for the treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis: a report of four pediatric patients. Arthritis Rheum. 2007;56(9):3107-11. doi:10.1002/art.22856  PMID:17763414  
  39. Pachman LM, Abbott K, Sinacore JM, Amoruso L, Dyer A, Lipton R, Ilowite N, Hom C, Cawkwell G, White A, Rivas-Chacon R, Kimura Y, Ray L, Ramsey-Goldman R. Duration of illness is an important variable for untreated children with juvenile dermatomyositis. J Pediatr. 2006;148(2):247-53. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.10.032  PMID:16492437  
  40. Thatayatikom A, White AJ. Rituximab: a promising therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus. Autoimmun Rev. 2006;5(1):18-24. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2005.05.006  PMID:16338207  
  41. Thatayatikom A, Thatayatikom S, White AJ. Infliximab treatment for severe granulomatous disease in common variable immunodeficiency: a case report and review of the literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005;95(3):293-300. doi:10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61228-8  PMID:16200822  
  42. Thatayatikom A, White AJ. Swollen uvula in an 18-year-old man with hypogammaglobulinemia. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004;93(5):417-24. doi:10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61407-X  PMID:15562879  
  43. Verbsky JW, White AJ. Effective use of the recombinant interleukin 1 receptor antagonist anakinra in therapy resistant systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2004;31(10):2071-5. PMID:15468378  
  44. Eaton PE, White AJ. The mechanism of olefin-to-carbene rearrangement for 9-phenyl-1(9)-homocubene. 1990; 55(4):1321. J Org Chem . 1990;55(4):1321. 
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