Robert White, MD, Receives 2010 Career Achievement Award
Dr. White is a professor of diagnostic radiology and the director of the Vascular Malformation Center at Yale University. After training in medicine, cardiology and diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served as the director of its Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory for 17 years before taking on the chairmanship of diagnostic radiology at Yale in 1988.
Dr. White is credited with developing four new procedures in vascular interventional radiology, including embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation and varicocele, and percutaneous valvuloplasty for pulmonary valve stenosis and coarctation restenosis. He has authored two textbooks and more than 300 papers and trained more than 200 fellows. His honors include a Gold Medal and Leaders in Innovation award from the SIR, of which he is a past president, as well as election to the Society of Scholars of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. White considers his work toward the development of vascular interventional radiology as a patient-oriented specialty among the most important of his career. In his free time, he enjoys windsurfing and traveling, especially with his wife, Pat Kelly-White, and frequently with his five children and seven grandchildren.