Fletcher A. White, PhD, is a medically-trained neuroscientist involved in both pre-clinical and clinical research studies for nearly 30 years. His experience in medical/graduate education and university leadership positions at two nationally recognized medical schools—Loyola University, Chicago, and Indiana University School of Medicine—provides Dr. White with a multitude of resources for conducting basic and translational research.
Dr. White received a Bachelor of Art (Psychology, 1985) from Baldwin-Wallace College; a Master of Science (Pathology, 1990) and a doctorate (Anatomy and Neurobiology, 1994) from the Medical College of Ohio. His graduate work was followed by postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis (Neurology, 1994-1998) with Dr. William Snider and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1998-1999) with Dr. Clifford Woolf. He was appointed as an associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine in both the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology (1999-2002). He joined the faculty of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine as an assistant professor (Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, 2002-2009) where he rose to associate professor and director of research for the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. White joined Indiana University School of Medicine in October 2009 and became the Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia.
Dr. White is an expert in the field of chronic pain mechanisms. His research group studies the sequence and nature of the neuroinflammatory events that govern neuron and non-neuronal communication in the nervous system following injury in both pre-clinical models and clinical subjects. Many of these events may be critical for the discovery of new mechanisms and targets for chronic pain treatment.
His hobbies include hiking, travel, reading, ACDs and social issues.