Dr. John White is a board-certified vascular surgeon who serves as Chairman of the Department of Surgery of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
After receiving his medical degree with honors from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. White served his surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his vascular fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Following training, he joined the Department of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine where he became Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) and Director of Surgical Research.
In 1999 he returned to the Chicago area and became a member of the Medical Staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. White is involved in all aspects of vascular care of patients, including diseases of arteries, veins, chronic pelvic pain due to pelvic varicose veins, and lymphedema of the legs.
Dr. White has special interests in complex aortic diseases, aortic aneurysms, surgical safety, healthcare delivery, and healthcare guidelines. He has had a long research interest in the causes and treatments of aortic aneurysms and complex aortic diseases.
He has co-authored The American Heart Association guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease and the international guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of arterial disease of the legs.
He has published more than 100 manuscripts, 50 textbook chapters, and edited 6 books. For these research efforts, he has received the Blakemore Award for Surgical Research from Columbia University Department of Surgery and the Samuel Gross Award for Outstanding Surgical Research of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
Dr White is a member of numerous professional societies, including Alpha Omega Alpha, The American College of Surgeons, The Association of Academic Surgery, The Society of University Surgeons, and The Society of Vascular Surgery. He has also worked with major corporations to assist with the development and evaluation of catheters, stents, and stent graft.