Center Faculty & Affiliates
UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine, Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, and Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illnessess, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Affiliate CEP Faculty

Douglas B. White

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

Dr. White graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1995 with a degree in English Literature. He received his MD from UCSF in 1999 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. While at UCSF, he also completed a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a fellowship in Bioethics.

His research program encompasses both empirical research on and normative ethical analysis of surrogate decision-making for patients with life-threatening illness. He has several ongoing NIH funded studies and has published widely on ethical issues in intensive care medicine, with a particular interest in surrogate decision making and responding to requests for potentially inappropriate treatment.

Recent Publications

first publication here

second publication here