Beverly J. White, MD

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Title: Medical Geneticist (Retired)

Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States

Beverly J. White, a Retired Medical Geneticist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

Encouraged by supportive parents and teachers, Dr. White is thrilled her career allowed her to incorporate her passion for both education and medicine. Her first professional position was research trainee in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Washington School of Medicine, followed by rotating intern at Philadelphia General Hospital, research fellow in the Medical Obstetrics-Gynecology Unit of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California Medical Center San Francisco, and staff fellow in the Laboratory of Biomedical Sciences at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda. Dr. White continued her rapid advancement in the years that followed, moving from pediatric resident in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington to senior staff fellow and attending physician in the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology at the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases to research medical officer and attending physician in the Section of Cytogenetics at the Laboratory of Cellular Biology and Genetics. Other notable roles include acting chief of the Section of Cytogenetics at the NIH, director of the cytogenetics unit serving the NIH Clinical Center and Interinstitute Medical Genetics Program, director of cytogenetics at Corning Clinical Laboratories, and associate director of cytogenetics, medical director of cytogenetics, and medical director of the Genetics Division of Nichols Institute-Quest Diagnostics.  She retired in 2008.

Dr. White prepared for her endeavors by completing required premedical courses at the University of Washington in 1959 and receiving an MD degree from the University of Washington in 1963. She also obtained certification from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Medical Genetics, as well as physician and surgeon licenses from the states of Washington, California, Virginia and New Jersey. She was also licensed as a Laboratory Director by California and New York.

One of the highlights of Dr. White’s career was using the Freedom of Information Act to examine and present data from all employees at the NIH, Bethesda at an institute EEO Conference in 1971. Among gains achieved by other women participating, her presentation resulted in admitting women physicians as public health officers to intramural clinical fellowship training programs. Dr. White also received a Mosby Book Award and research thesis honors at the University of Washington in 1963, the Reuben Award from the American Society for the Study of Sterility in 1963, and the Women of Excellence Award from the Seattle Professional Chapter of Women in Communications at the University of Washington in 1959. In recognition of her achievements, she was honored with inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

When Dr. White had spare time prior to retirement, she enjoyed piano, sewing, crewel embroidery, hiking, walking, biking, traveling, skiing, figure skating, rock climbing, and scuba diving. Following retirement, she pursued senior slow-pitch softball and boating and presently continues to enjoy hiking walking, biking and digital photography.

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