Click to Open Search Bar

Augustus White

Scientist / Orthopaedic Surgeon

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Augustus White Biography

Dr. Augustus A. White is a scientist who has distinguished himself on several fronts, most notably orthopaedics. He was the Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston for thirteen years. Today he is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Professor Emeritus of the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is former Master of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, HMS.

Dr. White's interest in orthopaedics stemmed from his experiences in athletics, first at Northfield Mount Hermon School where he was captain of the wrestling team and is in the Athletic Hall of Fame, and then at Brown University where he was a Varsity Athlete in Football and Lacrosse. A star athlete as well as a scholar, he became fascinated by orthopaedic treatment of sports injuries and specialized in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. White attended Stanford Medical School where he served as student body President. It was at Stanford that he became interested in the problem of back pain. Following graduation, he honed his skills at University of Michigan Medical Center as an intern, then at Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco where he was a general surgery resident. Dr. White went to Yale Medical Center, where he completed his orthopaedic residency. He then joined the US Army Medical Corps and served for two years. Following this he studied at the University of Gothenburg and at the Karolinska Institute, where he obtained a PhD for research on the biomechanics of the spine.

He later returned to Yale Medical School and became a full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Engineering Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Disease, a currently active laboratory that he founded and subsequently developed with Dr. M. Panjabi. He was recruited to Beth Israel Hospital to start its first Orthopaedic Department. In collaboration with Dr. W. Hayes, whom he recruited, Dr. White originated that hospital's Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory. Both laboratories remain fully active. Over the years Dr. White has concentrated much of his teaching, research, and patient care on problems of the spine. He has trained 25 spine surgeons in the Daniel E. Hogan Spine Fellowship Program, of which he was the Director. While his professional life has drawn him to classroom, laboratory, and lecture hall, he is most committed to direct patient care.

Stimulated by a desire to better meet the challenges in healthcare management, Dr. White completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, where he was selected by his classmates to deliver a commencement address. He is Past Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of OrthoLogic Corporation, now Capstone Therapeutics. Dr. White serves as a Director for OrthoLogic, and is a past Director of American Shared Hospital Services. He is a Director of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and the Chair of its Technology and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Dr. White was a member of the Brown University Board of Fellows for 11 years, a Brown Alumni Trustee for five years, and a past Alumni Trustee of Northfield Mount Hermon School. He is a Trustee Emeritus at WGBH Radio/TV and is a former member of the Board of Directors of The Partnership, Inc., both in Boston.

Dr. White is an internationally known, widely published authority on biomechanics of the spine, fracture healing, and surgical and non-surgical care of the spine. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific and clinical publications including chapters, books, and articles. Most noted among them is the highly regarded definitive work, The Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine. This internationally used text, the first of its kind, is designed to present scientific material about spine biomechanics in a manner directly applicable to the care of patients with spine problems. A second edition of this book was published in 1990. A third edition is planned. Dr. White co-edited a book for scientists and physicians entitled Symposium on Idiopathic Low Back Pain. This work emanated from an international meeting chaired by Dr. White and designed specifically to review current knowledge and suggest future research on the scientific aspects of the cause and treatment of back pain. Convinced that patient education is a major factor in the successful resolution of back pain problems, Dr. White completed a second edition of a book for patients called Your Aching Back. This work was selected by Consumer Reports as the best back-pain book and has been translated and published in German. A third edition written with Dr. P. Phillips is forthcoming. In 2001, he co-authored a textbook with Dr. M. Panjabi, Biomechanics of The Musculoskeletal System. This book is designed to assist in the understanding of the role of engineering mechanics in the function of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. White has committed himself to issues of diversity and is nationally recognized for his work in medical education and issues of healthcare disparities. He is the founding President of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, a multicultural organization, and is committed to the society's mission to eliminate musculoskeletal health disparities. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Brown University Advisory Committee on Diversity. Dr. White was guest Editor of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, which published a symposium on "Issues of Minorities in Medicine and Orthopaedics." He was the co-chair of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons supplement, "Professionalism, Diversity and Health Disparities."

In the spring of 1989, Dr. White was appointed by the Board of Regents and the Chancellor to be President of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Several weeks later, he resigned as a matter of principle in protest over a conflict with the Chair of the Board of Regents, who intended to remove two of the schools from the University.

Dr. White is a recipient of the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Men Award and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Medical Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, which he earned while stationed as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps in Vietnam, where he did extensive volunteer work in a leper colony. While working as a military surgeon in the leper colony, he discovered, described and published a scientific article about a previously undescribed disappearing bone disease. Among his research credits are the Kappa Delta Award, a national honor granted for outstanding orthopaedic research, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association's Award for excellent spine research. He was the recipient of the first William Rogers Award, given by the Associated Alumni of Brown University; this prize recognizes contributions to society and carries the words of the Brown Charter, "discharging the offices of life with usefulness and reputation." Dr. White has received awards for professionalism in Orthopaedic Surgery. For outstanding contributions to the field of orthopaedics, he was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) as the 29th Alfred R. Shands Lecturer. The Clinical Orthopaedic Society selected Dr. White for the Elmer and Rosemary Nix Ethics Award for "a life's work in teaching by precept the ethical practice of Orthopaedic Surgery." He received the Candle in the Dark Award in Medicine from Morehouse College. Stanford Medical School recognized him with the J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to medicine. The AOA's Distinguished Clinician Educator Award to identify individuals worthy of public recognition for their efforts to further the art and science of orthopaedics was presented to Dr. White. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented the William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award to Dr. White for work as an educator, mentor, and champion of diversity initiatives.

Dr. White is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Health-Care, Who's Who Among Black Americans, American Men and Women in Science, and Town and Country magazine's "Directory of Best Medical Specialists in the U.S.A." He was listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons and Guide to America's Top Orthopaedists, both published by the Consumer Research Council of America.

He is a member of the AAOS, the AOA, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. White is a charter member and past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society. He also served as President of the Federation of Spine Associations. Dr. White was Chairman of the AAOS Diversity Committee and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Culturally Competent Care Education Committee, each for five years. He has served at the National Institutes of Health as a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He was appointed as an initial member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, where he has served for five years. Dr. White was invited to give the Inaugural W. Montague Cobb Lectureship at the 2008 meeting of the National Medical Association. Dr. White was Director of a three-day Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course entitled "Getting to Equal: Strategies to Improve Care for all Patients," which was marketed nationally to physicians, nurses and health administrators, and presented by a national faculty.

-
Books
Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care

Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care

Your Aching Back: A Doctor's Guide to Relief

Your Aching Back: A Doctor's Guide to Relief

Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine

Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine

Speaking Topics
  • The Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: Diversity in Medicine & Cultural Literacy

  • Getting to Equal: Strategies to Improve Care for All Patients

News
  • An Interview with Dr. Augustus A. White

    Dr. Augustus A. White is Professor of Medical Education and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and the author, with David Chanoff, of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care...

  • Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Augustus White

    Pioneering surgeon talks about his memoir, which offers insight into how unconscious stereotyping influences doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis and treatment...

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Augustus White?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Augustus White for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Augustus White, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Augustus White or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Augustus White?

    Booking fees for Augustus White, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Augustus White, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Augustus White?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Augustus White for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Augustus White for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Augustus White or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Augustus White or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Augustus White

Scientist / Orthopaedic Surgeon

Speaking Fee:

Augustus White Biography

Dr. Augustus A. White is a scientist who has distinguished himself on several fronts, most notably orthopaedics. He was the Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston for thirteen years. Today he is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Professor Emeritus of the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is former Master of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, HMS.

Dr. White's interest in orthopaedics stemmed from his experiences in athletics, first at Northfield Mount Hermon School where he was captain of the wrestling team and is in the Athletic Hall of Fame, and then at Brown University where he was a Varsity Athlete in Football and Lacrosse. A star athlete as well as a scholar, he became fascinated by orthopaedic treatment of sports injuries and specialized in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. White attended Stanford Medical School where he served as student body President. It was at Stanford that he became interested in the problem of back pain. Following graduation, he honed his skills at University of Michigan Medical Center as an intern, then at Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco where he was a general surgery resident. Dr. White went to Yale Medical Center, where he completed his orthopaedic residency. He then joined the US Army Medical Corps and served for two years. Following this he studied at the University of Gothenburg and at the Karolinska Institute, where he obtained a PhD for research on the biomechanics of the spine.

He later returned to Yale Medical School and became a full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Engineering Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Disease, a currently active laboratory that he founded and subsequently developed with Dr. M. Panjabi. He was recruited to Beth Israel Hospital to start its first Orthopaedic Department. In collaboration with Dr. W. Hayes, whom he recruited, Dr. White originated that hospital's Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory. Both laboratories remain fully active. Over the years Dr. White has concentrated much of his teaching, research, and patient care on problems of the spine. He has trained 25 spine surgeons in the Daniel E. Hogan Spine Fellowship Program, of which he was the Director. While his professional life has drawn him to classroom, laboratory, and lecture hall, he is most committed to direct patient care.

Stimulated by a desire to better meet the challenges in healthcare management, Dr. White completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, where he was selected by his classmates to deliver a commencement address. He is Past Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of OrthoLogic Corporation, now Capstone Therapeutics. Dr. White serves as a Director for OrthoLogic, and is a past Director of American Shared Hospital Services. He is a Director of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and the Chair of its Technology and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Dr. White was a member of the Brown University Board of Fellows for 11 years, a Brown Alumni Trustee for five years, and a past Alumni Trustee of Northfield Mount Hermon School. He is a Trustee Emeritus at WGBH Radio/TV and is a former member of the Board of Directors of The Partnership, Inc., both in Boston.

Dr. White is an internationally known, widely published authority on biomechanics of the spine, fracture healing, and surgical and non-surgical care of the spine. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific and clinical publications including chapters, books, and articles. Most noted among them is the highly regarded definitive work, The Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine. This internationally used text, the first of its kind, is designed to present scientific material about spine biomechanics in a manner directly applicable to the care of patients with spine problems. A second edition of this book was published in 1990. A third edition is planned. Dr. White co-edited a book for scientists and physicians entitled Symposium on Idiopathic Low Back Pain. This work emanated from an international meeting chaired by Dr. White and designed specifically to review current knowledge and suggest future research on the scientific aspects of the cause and treatment of back pain. Convinced that patient education is a major factor in the successful resolution of back pain problems, Dr. White completed a second edition of a book for patients called Your Aching Back. This work was selected by Consumer Reports as the best back-pain book and has been translated and published in German. A third edition written with Dr. P. Phillips is forthcoming. In 2001, he co-authored a textbook with Dr. M. Panjabi, Biomechanics of The Musculoskeletal System. This book is designed to assist in the understanding of the role of engineering mechanics in the function of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. White has committed himself to issues of diversity and is nationally recognized for his work in medical education and issues of healthcare disparities. He is the founding President of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, a multicultural organization, and is committed to the society's mission to eliminate musculoskeletal health disparities. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Brown University Advisory Committee on Diversity. Dr. White was guest Editor of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, which published a symposium on "Issues of Minorities in Medicine and Orthopaedics." He was the co-chair of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons supplement, "Professionalism, Diversity and Health Disparities."

In the spring of 1989, Dr. White was appointed by the Board of Regents and the Chancellor to be President of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Several weeks later, he resigned as a matter of principle in protest over a conflict with the Chair of the Board of Regents, who intended to remove two of the schools from the University.

Dr. White is a recipient of the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Men Award and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Medical Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, which he earned while stationed as a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps in Vietnam, where he did extensive volunteer work in a leper colony. While working as a military surgeon in the leper colony, he discovered, described and published a scientific article about a previously undescribed disappearing bone disease. Among his research credits are the Kappa Delta Award, a national honor granted for outstanding orthopaedic research, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association's Award for excellent spine research. He was the recipient of the first William Rogers Award, given by the Associated Alumni of Brown University; this prize recognizes contributions to society and carries the words of the Brown Charter, "discharging the offices of life with usefulness and reputation." Dr. White has received awards for professionalism in Orthopaedic Surgery. For outstanding contributions to the field of orthopaedics, he was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) as the 29th Alfred R. Shands Lecturer. The Clinical Orthopaedic Society selected Dr. White for the Elmer and Rosemary Nix Ethics Award for "a life's work in teaching by precept the ethical practice of Orthopaedic Surgery." He received the Candle in the Dark Award in Medicine from Morehouse College. Stanford Medical School recognized him with the J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to medicine. The AOA's Distinguished Clinician Educator Award to identify individuals worthy of public recognition for their efforts to further the art and science of orthopaedics was presented to Dr. White. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented the William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award to Dr. White for work as an educator, mentor, and champion of diversity initiatives.

Dr. White is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Health-Care, Who's Who Among Black Americans, American Men and Women in Science, and Town and Country magazine's "Directory of Best Medical Specialists in the U.S.A." He was listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons and Guide to America's Top Orthopaedists, both published by the Consumer Research Council of America.

He is a member of the AAOS, the AOA, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. White is a charter member and past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society. He also served as President of the Federation of Spine Associations. Dr. White was Chairman of the AAOS Diversity Committee and the Chair of the Harvard Medical School Culturally Competent Care Education Committee, each for five years. He has served at the National Institutes of Health as a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He was appointed as an initial member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, where he has served for five years. Dr. White was invited to give the Inaugural W. Montague Cobb Lectureship at the 2008 meeting of the National Medical Association. Dr. White was Director of a three-day Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course entitled "Getting to Equal: Strategies to Improve Care for all Patients," which was marketed nationally to physicians, nurses and health administrators, and presented by a national faculty.

Augustus White Books

Augustus White Speaking Topics

  • The Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: Diversity in Medicine & Cultural Literacy

  • Getting to Equal: Strategies to Improve Care for All Patients

FAQs on booking Augustus White

  • How to book Augustus White?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Augustus White for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Augustus White, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Augustus White or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Augustus White?

    Booking fees for Augustus White, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Augustus White, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Augustus White?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Augustus White for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Augustus White for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Augustus White or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Augustus White or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Augustus White is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Augustus White for your event is available upon request. Augustus White generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Zogby, Juan Williams, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Alvin Poussaint and Tonya Lewis Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Augustus White for an upcoming event.

Augustus White Speaking Topics

  • The Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: Diversity in Medicine & Cultural Literacy

  • Getting to Equal: Strategies to Improve Care for All Patients

Augustus White News

  • An Interview with Dr. Augustus A. White

    Dr. Augustus A. White is Professor of Medical Education and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and the author, with David Chanoff, of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care...

  • Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Augustus White

    Pioneering surgeon talks about his memoir, which offers insight into how unconscious stereotyping influences doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis and treatment...

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Augustus White

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP