Charles White III, M.D.

Director, Neuropathology; Director, Winspear Family Special Center for Research on the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Nancy R. McCune Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic Neuropathology


Charles L. White III, M.D., is Professor of Pathology and holds the Nancy R. McCune Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer Disease Research. He has been the Director of Neuropathology at UT Southwestern since completing his residency and fellowship training in anatomic pathology and neuropathology at Johns Hopkins in 1983.

Dr. White’s clinical and research interests focus on neurodegenerative brain disorders. He has been the director of the Neuropathology Core of the UT Southwestern Alzheimer's Disease Center since its inception in 1988. He also directs the Winspear Family Special Center for Research on the Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease, established at UT Southwestern in 2002 by a generous gift from the Bill and Margot Winspear Family.

Dr. White is the Training Director for the Neuropathology Fellowship program at UT Southwestern, an ACGME-accredited, 2-year training program. Twenty-three trainees have completed the program and become board certified by the American Board of Pathology in the subspecialty of Neuropathology.

Dr. White is past president of the American Association of Neuropathologists, the national professional organization for neuropathologists in the U.S. In 2020, he received its annual Award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Arizona College of Med. (1975-1978)
  • Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1978-1979), Pathology
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1979-1981), Pathology
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Neuropathology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Neuropathologists (1983)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (1981)
  • Society for Neuroscience (1990)
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology (1984)
  • The Histochemical Society (1984)
  • Digital Pathology Association (2015)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (2001)
Honors & Awards
  • Award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology, American Association of Neuropathologists 2020
  • President, American Association of Neuropathologists 2012-2013
  • Best Doctors in America 2001-2020
  • Manuscript of the Year Award, ASCP 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1975
Books & Publications
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Digital and quantitative neuropathology
  • Forensic neuropathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Tissue microarray technology

Clinical Focus

  • Diagnostic Neuropathology

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