Steve White, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Steve White, MD

Professor of Medicine

Steve White, MD, is an expert on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods, he specializes in the evaluation and management of these and other complex pulmonary conditions. Dr. White sees patients in the University of Chicago Asthma and COPD Center--a network of physicians, scientists, nurses and social workers dedicated to asthma care, research and education.

His research, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, explores the molecular mechanisms of airway cell repair and survival in asthma. A respected speaker, he has lectured at scientific meetings in North America and Europe. He is also the author of several book chapters and more 110 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. White is a principal investigator and Chicago site director for the PrecISE Network clinical trial for severe asthma sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. White also co-leads the Chicago Medicine COPD Readmissions Program, a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD, that has led to substantial reductions in 'early' readmissions and improved outcomes for these patients.

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Physiological Society
  • American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago
  • American Thoracic Society

Practicing Since

  • 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine


  • Med Col Of Virginia


  • University Of Georgia Health Center


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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