Steve White, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology) | More

Professor of Medicine

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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.

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1987

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English